Located in the southern part of the Piedmont region, near the French border, Cuneo is a town surrounded by mountains, and a perfect base for exploring the charming neighbouring countryside. Our guide will offer a unique insight on the remains of the 12th century fortified original town, the churches, the notable monuments, and the streets in Renaissance style. Do not forget to try the meringhe and the cuneesi (chocolate and rum pralines), also appreciated by Ernest Hemingway, shop in the fine boutiques, and look for the beautiful popular festivals.
It is Cuneo’s central and elegant square surrounded by arcades and historical buildings. There stands the Casa Museo Galimberti, a museum including an art gallery, but also a library and some memories of Duccio Galimberti, a hero of the Italian Resistance.
It is one of the symbol of Cuneo, built in the 17th century on the ruins of a religious building. The Cathedral boasts a beautiful neo-classical facade with four large marble columns and a dome. Inside, there are baroque frescos and stuccoes, nine chapels and fourteen altars.
Built in the 14th century, it stands in front of the Town Hall. Climb up to the balcony on the tower to see the impressive alpine scenery.
This attractive promenade, formerly an ancient district of the Jews, is really loved by citizens and tourists for its medieval arcades, beautiful small palaces, religious buildings and craft shops.