You can find nice and colorful hikes suggested by I Percorsi Verdi (The Green Paths), a series of itineraries in nature in the area around Villa Cheti to discover the old roads and paths of this part of the Monferrato .
One of these hikes will lead you to the small village of Bergagiolo where scents and colors of the lavender fields will welcome you together with the fragrances of other herbs collected by the cooperative Agronatura for the production of essential oils.
Other routes are also available on the website of the Province of Alessandria and for great walkers the Maritime Alps, the paradise for botanists (Gentiana Ligustica, Saxifraga florulenta …), can provide lots of satisfaction to the experts as well as the amateurs.
Other strong and colorful emotions can be offered you by the Palio of Asti and by the visit to the Castles of Monferrato.
In fact, the Monferrato is a landscape of hills of vineyards dotted with castles.
Starting from the farthest from Villa Cheti as the Castle of Paleologi in Casale; the Castle of San Giorgio Monferrato, built to stop the Saracen wave that threatened the Piedmont in the tenth century; or the Old Mansion in Vignale Monferrato. Up to the Castle of Camino very famous for its beautiful frescoed rooms. Until the Castle of Lignano with finely decorated rooms. But to enjoy one of the most beautiful view of the Piedmont you should visit the Castle of Uviglie, near Rosignano Monferrato.
Approaching Villa Cheti, the area around Ovada has many medieval castles such as Rocca Grimalda, Orsara Bormida Tagliolo, Trisobbio, Cremolino, Morsasco. It is worth to visit the Castle of Prasco whose the initial nucleus of the twelfth century is not far from the interesting Botanical Garden of the Almond.
The Medieval Watchtowers, located around the hills of Spigno, can be an interesting destination from a cultural point of view and an open window over an unspoiled landscape. As the Tower of Merana, of Denice, of Vengore, of Roccaverano and the village of Mombaldone, a true gem of the Middle Ages. Last but not the least, the Castle and the Tower of Ponti, the village with five churches.