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Saluzzo

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Added on 07 Dec 2014,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 25 Dec 2017

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Type of sights

Old town

 

Name and address

Saluzzo

IT-12037 Saluzzo

Geodetic coordinates

44.645059 7.489431

Communication

Castiglia, residenza dei Marchesi di Saluzzo
Castiglia, residenza dei Marchesi di Saluzzo
Saluzzo, Palazzo Comunale con la Torre Civica
Saluzzo, Palazzo Comunale con la Torre Civica
Duomo di Saluzzo Maria Vergine Assunta
Duomo di Saluzzo Maria Vergine Assunta
Chiesa di San Giovanni a Saluzzo
Chiesa di San Giovanni a Saluzzo

Saluzzo (Italian pronunciation: [saˈluttso]) is a town in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont region, Italy.

The city of Saluzzo is built on a hill overlooking a vast, well-cultivated plain. Iron, lead, silver, marble, slate etc. are found in the surrounding mountains. It has a population of approximately 17,000.

Saluzzo is a former principality and has a picturesque old town with castle and high city tower and numerous historic palaces.

Main sights

  • The Cathedral (1491–1501), in Lombard-Gothic style. The façade is decorated with rose-windows, frescoes (almost totally faded) and statues. The interior contains a magnificent Baroque high altar, plus a 16th-century terracotta group portraying the Deposition, ad Adoration of the Shepherds by Sebastiano Ricci.
  • The church of St. Bernard, formerly belonging to the Conventuals, has interesting tombs of the counts della Torre.
  • The Dominican church of San Giovanni, begun in 1330 in Gothic style and completed in 1504 with Bramantesque influences. It has a noteworthy Gothic façade. The apse, from 1504, houses a Funerary Chapel of Ludovico II, work by Antoine Le Moiturier (1425–74) covered with green stone and characterized by an elegant play of arches and sculptures. The sepulchre of Ludovico II is a Renaissance work by Benedetto Briosco. Annexed are the Gothic cloister and the Capitular Hall with the Mausoleum of a vicar-general of the marquisate, Galeazzo Cavassa di Carmagnola, a Renaissance work by Matteo Sanmicheli.
  • The Casa Cavassa, site of the civic museuam and rebuilt with a typical Renaissance interior. Tel. +39 0175 46710
  • The church of St. Augustine is also worthy of note.
  • The present Town hall is the former Jesuit College, while the older one (1462), with a bold tower, is utilized by the Court of Assizes. The 16th century Villa Belvedere has elegant rooms with late-Renaissance decorations.
  • Castello dei Marchesi - La Castiglia

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Saluzzo', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 3 September 2014, 07:49 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saluzzo&oldid=623975317> [accessed 7 December 2014]

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Nearby cycle routes and tours

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Pedemontana Alpina Cycle Route

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EuroVelo: Mediterranean Route

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Huguenot and Waldensian trail

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0,8 km

Cycle Route Sinistra Po

Route

3,8 km

Added on 07 Dec 2014,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 25 Dec 2017