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Santuario di Sant’anna di Vinadio
At a height of 2000 metres, in an enchanting valley amongst marmots and green fields, is the Sanctuary of Sant’Anna di Vinadio, a pilgrimage destination for millions of the faithful as well as a tourist spot for the beauty of the countryside in which it is immersed. History tells of the appearance of the Madonna before the little shepherdess, sant’Anna. The site can be reached by car but it is also a departure point for trekking itineraries and a destination […]
The baroque style palazzo in the centre of Demonte, preserves one of the most ancient sundials to be found in the Stura Valley on its exterior. The building is linked, via the passageway known as “di Carlo Alberto”, to the park next door which is an interesting example of a 19th Century terraced garden with fountains, grottos and greenhouse. Within it there is the Lalla Romano room, a permanent exhibition dedicated to Graziella, known as Lalla, Romano, the writer and […]
Museum complex of the Great War and Resistance in Stura Valley
An exhibition itinerary which tells the history of the fascist war and of the partisan war in the Stura Valley. It follows the path of a photographic exhibition accompanied by video contributions, military objects and equipment, memories of the war, numerous arms from the period, including a Breda machine gun, all of which give an idea of the material conditions in which the soldiers and partisans were living. A poetic Museum where you can relive the War in the Stura […]
Fort Albertino in the Stura Valley
The Fort Albertino is at Vinadio, in the upper Stura Valley, and is a masterpiece of military engineering and technology. Built in just 11 years, it was completed in 1847 by Carlo Alberto of Savoy. It is an imposing construction with walls reaching 10 km in length. Inside, it houses the Mountain in Movement exhibition, a permanent multimedia show on the portrayal of the alpine world as a centre, hub and movement. The Fort forms part of the VIAPAC itinerary, […]
Mizoun dal Countrabandìer
In the village of Ferrere, in the Argentera region in the upper Stura Valley, the “casa del contrabbandiere” – house of the smuggler – is a museum tour about the ancient and traditional practice of smuggling which was a typical activity practiced by the inhabitants of the upper Valley. The dwelling has been restructured to how it used to be showing the daily life of those days: a kitchen, small bedroom and the “soulier”, which is a wide space with […]
The Sheep Farming Eco-museum is in the hamlet of Pontebernardo, in the municipality of Pietraporzio, in the upper Stura Valley of Demonte. A museum trail which tells of rearing livestock in the Stura Valley both in the past and today. You can visit the shed which houses selected rams in winter, the workshop where the Sambuco sheep meat is processed and the cheese factory. The trail finishes with a tasting of the products.
Paraloup is a small village situated at 1400m in the municipality of Rittana. In 1943, it offered hospitality to the first partisan band of Justice and Liberty, captained by Duccio Galimberti. Personalities like Dante Livio Bianco, Nuto Revelli and Leo Scamuzzi, who were destined to become leading characters in the struggle for liberation, also passed through the village. Thanks to the work of the Nuto Revelli Foundation, the village of Paraloup is a true example of a mountain brought back […]