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Casa Cavassa – Civic Museum of Saluzzo

Via San Giovanni, 5
Opening hours
mar - sab 10-13 / 14-18
dom. 10-13 / 14-19
Contact info
Tel. 342.3801561
Maggiori info

A symbol of the Renaissance in Saluzzo, in the 15th century it was the residence of the family of Galezzo and Francesco Cavassa, both Vicars General of the Marquises.

It is a charming building with balconies, turrets and spiral staircases and the slope of the hill has been used to create 6 storeys.  The building was restored by Emanuele Tapparelli d’Azeglio and donated by him to the city as a civic museum in 1883/90.  It features a sequence of rooms with painted wooden ceilings, decorated walls, period style furniture, frescoes and paintings including the Madonna della Misericordia, a masterpiece by Hans Clemer (1499).  The family emblem is everywhere: a fish swimming against the current and the ambiguous motto Droit quoi quil soit.

Casa Cavassa has been included on the national network of Case della Memoria – houses of memory.