Discover the testimonies of the millenary history of a territory that has always been crossed by the communication routes traveled by pilgrims coming from Europe to Rome, also promoting artistic, cultural and commercial exchanges, and in the last centuries with a strategic position and a fundamental role for the traffic between Piedmont and Liguria, in particular for the Savoy dynasty, with the Duchy first, and then with the Kingdom of Savoy.
Testimonies of Neolithic settlements, of Roman and Longobard cities, up to the wealth of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Numerous religious buildings: churches, convents and abbeys, such as the Vicoforte Sanctuary, Staffarda Abbey, or even minor churches such as the Chapel of San Fiorenzo in Bastia, richly frescoed with evocative testimony of a popular artistic culture. Castles and fortresses, starting from those that mark the route from Turin to the sea, such as the Royal Residence of Racconigi with the adjoining large park and the Castle of Valcasotto (both UNESCO World Heritage), but also many smaller castles, often frescoed, like the Castello della Manta, the Tapparelli d’Azeglio Castle in Lagnasco, the Roccolo Castle in Busca, the Castellar Castle and the Filatoio Rosso in Caraglio. Historic houses and ancient palaces, heritage in particular of the noble Piedmont of the last centuries and of the Savoy Kingdom, which often host small interesting museums, such as the Arpa Museum in Piasco, the Ceramics Museum in Mondovì, the Gipsoteca in Savigliano.