DURATION

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3 Hrs

DEPARTURES

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Every Day at 09:30 am

MEETING POINT

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Piazza Castello, Saluzzo

LANGUAGE

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English, French, German, Italian

Highlights

  • Local licensed guide
  • Main city highlights

Description

City tour of Saluzzo with a licended tour guide. Saluzzo is a medieval village up on the hill: narrow roads, churches and noble palaces. It was run by fourteen marquises, but it reached its peak in the 15th century under Ludovico I and Ludovico II.

In 1511 it became a kind of capital of the region. After a period of decadence, it was annexed to the Savoy dukedom (1601) and then to Napoleon’s Italian kingdom. The town is always watched over by the King of Stone: The Monviso, one of the most important symbols of this area.

The tour will start in the old the town, that is to say the highest part of Saluzzo, home to the historical treasures: Castiglia, Casa Cavassa, San Giovanni Church. La Castiglia was the residence of the marquises of Saluzzo, then it became a jail house until 1992. Today it houses the Museum of Knighthood Civilization and the Museum of Prison Memory.

San Giovanni church is an example of romanesque and gothic style. Two exponents of marquisate, Ludovico II and his wife Margherita de Foix, were buried in this place. Casa Cavassa is the symbol of the Renaissance in Saluzzo wher you can find masterpieces by Hans Clemer. The visit will end in the lowest part of Saluzzo: a very lively place full of restaurants, cafés and shops.

Important Information

The tour will be confirmed once the minimum number of 15 participants has been reached.

Walking Tour, wear comfortable shoes, preferably with rubber soles.

Not Included:

• Admission tickets (if needed)

Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter churches

Meeting Points

After disembarking, you will find a free coach shuttle service, take the shuttle and get off at the last stop where you will find the guide waiting for you with your name on a sign that says Largo della Pace.

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