FAQ Frequently asked questions and answers to find all the useful information about the Magical Christmas Village.

Movements and logistics

The Magical Christmas Village is a diffuse event located in a large part of Piedmont between the provinces of Cuneo and Asti. Specifically in Govone, a small town in the province of Cuneo, nestled on the hills of Langhe and Roero, about 60 km from Turin, in Asti, the birthplace of Vittorio Alfieri and easily reachable by train and in S. Damiano d’Asti.

Asti is a city that offers many parking alternatives, therefore we recommend that you take a look at them by visiting the site https://www.asp.asti.it/trasporti-e-mobilita/sosta-a-pagamento/

Govone is a small village, so those who reach it independently and with their own vehicle will find different areas where they can park for free.

The areas do not have a shuttle and are all within walking distance.

  • PARKING PIAZZALE SAN ROCCO – SP49, Govone CN – distance 1100 metres – 12 minutes on foot
  • PARKING PRODUTTORI DI GOVONE – VIA UMBERTO I, Govone – distance 850 metres – 10 minutes on foot
  • PARKING SCUOLE – SP49, – Govone – distance 1200 metres – 14 minutes on foot

In case of emergency and under the supervision of the Civil Protection, parking will be active at Nutkao – industrial area – with free shuttle service

DISABLED PEOPLE PARKING AREA: Viale Cardinale Giacomo Violardo, Govone CN, – in the event – 1 minute on foot

To connect Asti and Govone there is a shuttle service in collaboration with Trenitalia. It will be possible to purchase the train ticket (including shuttle ticket) on the Trenitalia website – currently being updated. 

For those who want to ONLY use the shuttle service with the Giachino bus lines departing from Asti, the cost of the ticket is 3.40 for a single journey which can be purchased on board the bus or on the Trenitalia website (currently being updated). 

Below are the shuttle times:                                  

DEPARTURE FROM ASTI, MOVICENTRO AUTOSTAZIONE PIAZZALE MEDAGLIE D’ORO : 9.20 – 10.20 – 11.20 – 12.20 – 13.20 – 14.20 – 15.20 – 16.20 – 17.20

DEPARTURE FROM GOVONE, VIA BOETTI : 10.10 – 11.10 – 12.10 – 13.10 – 14.10 – 15.10 – 16.10 – 17.10 – 18.10

The shuttle service will ONLY be available on the weekends of the event and on 8th-9th December. Please find the table with arrival and departure times at this link

Asti and Govone are 20 km from each other and are conveniently connected by the A33.

A special free shuttle line will be active connecting Asti and San Damiano on 3rd, 8th and 10th December.

San Damiano d’Asti and Asti are 19 km far from each other.

San Damiano d’Asti and Asti are 9,6 km far from each other.

PARKING – SCHOOLS – SP49, Govone – distance 1200 metres – 14 minutes on foot.

PARCHEGGIO – SCUOLE – SP49, – Govone – distanza 1200 mt – 14 minuti a piedi.

Il parcheggio non attrezzato è presso il complesso scolastico, situato all’esterno del centro abitato.

The city of San Damiano has an area equipped for parking and campers near the Cemetery, along Provincial Road 58, at the intersection with Via Conte Risbaldo Nuvoli of Grinzane. The unequipped car park is Piazza Stefanizzi, located within the town centre.

Shows and reservations

The musical Santa’s house, The School of Elves play and the exhibition Christmas at the House of Savoy.

All shows and entertainment require an entrance ticket that can be purchased via CiaoTickets. It will be possible to access the desired activity only at the time chosen during the purchase. 

It is advisable to reach the entrance of the activity purchased approximately 10/15 minutes before the time indicated on the ticket, without passing through the cash registers, so that the validation checks can be carried out.

Tickets for Santa Claus’ House, The Elves’ School and Christmas at the House of Savoy are available in advance on Ciaotickets and at the authorised dealers.

Any remaining tickets can also be purchased on the days of the event, directly on site, however, there is no guarantee of availability, nor the possibility to choose the time.

Access to dogs is permitted as long as they are kept on a leash both inside Santa’s House and the Elves’ School. Please note: there will be lights and sounds that could scare them.

For Christmas at the House of Savoy, inside the Royal Castle, only small dogs are allowed as long as they are kept in a special carrier

Despite knowing that part of the spectators “need” a stroller, for safety reasons, it is not possible to access the Santa Claus House with strollers, the on-site staff will therefore ask visitors to leave them outside, before entering the musical.

Access to the interior of Santa Claus’ House and the Elves’ School does not include architectural barriers. 

Please note the presence of architectural barriers to access the Christmas exhibition at the House of Savoy inside the Royal Castle. 

The climb to the Castle, from which you can access both Santa Claus’ House and the Christmas at the House of Savoy exhibition, is not easy to pass in a pram or wheelchair. On site, in Govone, Civil Protection personnel, upon request at the moment, will be able to help people with disabilities reach these areas.

Street Market

The Asti Christmas Market is open to the public on all dates with the following times: from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.

The dates are:
11-12 – 18 – 19 – 25 – 26 – 30 NOVEMBER
1 – 2 – 3 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 DECEMBER

The street market of the Magical Christmas Village in Asti is free, it is not necessary to buy any ticket.

In addition to the market, you can visit the city of Asti accompanied by elves!

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