In Spello, Umbria, on 11 and 12 November, the national prize of the Comuni Fioriti 2017 competition took place, with 150 Italian Municipalities including 80 of Piedmont. Fiori 2017 is promoted by Asproflor, the National Association of Floriculture Manufacturers in collaboration with the ATL Laghi Tourist District, with the aim of enhancing green tourism, local typologies and environmental sustainability on the national territory.
In 2009, at the will of fifteen local administrations, with the support of the Province of Turin and Atl, was inaugurated the Road of Apples, a 63 km road that winds through 14 communes of the plain and the Pinerolo hill touching a hundred fruit companies belonging to the Pinfruit consortium, the fruit of Pinerolese.
In Piedmont, there are important cemeteries and tombs of great artistic and cultural value. The Monumental Cemetery in Turin is probably the richest art and culture cemetery in Piedmont: a real open-air museum with funerary monuments and sculptures of artistic interest. Inside, important figures of Italian history and culture are buried: Massimo d’Azeglio, Silvio Pellico, Vincenzo Gioberti, Primo Levi, Edmondo De Amicis, Mario Soldati, Galileo Ferraris, Rita Levi Montalcini, Cesare Lombroso, Erminio Macario, Fred Buscaglione and the invincible Greater Turin.
The City of Turin has created thematic guides of prominent figures from writers, statists, historians, politicians, artists, all characters who have characterized history and contributed to Italian culture.
The Royal Tombs are under the Basilica of Superga and contain the remains of the Savoy family members, with the exception of the kings of the dynasty of Italy who are buried at the Pantheon of Rome. The crypt containing the Royal Tombs of Casa Savoia, is made in the basements of the Basilica of Superga by King Vittorio Amedeo III. The project was completed in 1778, has an elongated Latin cross shape and hosts in the center the Sarcophagus of the Kings, funeral monument dedicated to the remains of the last King of Sardinia, while in the two lateral arms you can admire the Infant Hall and the Hall of the Queens.
Along the walls of the Crypt are funeral monuments in memory of the characters of Casa Savoia.
In the left arm, the Funebre monument dedicated to Vittorio Amedeo II, founder of the Basilica of Superga and Duke of Savoy, then the Funebre Monument of Prince Ferdinand of Savoy, Duke of Genoa, and Father of the First Queen of Italy, Margherita. In the right hand the commemorative sculpture dedicated to Carlo Emanuele III, second king of Sardinia.
Trekking Rescue Paths links some of the part of the partisan memory scattered in the Alpine arch in the province of Turin, stretching between the Alps, in fourteen stages ranging from the Canavese to the valleys of Lanzo, val Susa, val Sangone, val Chisone, val Germanasca and Bargese.
It is an itinerary that traverses trails used for centuries by mountain riders to cross the valley and lead the livestock to summer grazing, which then served as a connecting path to the partisan formations during the twenty-month Resistance.
In the province of Cuneo, cyclotourism has become a major resource for the territory, which will continue to grow in the near future – according to Confcommercio Cuneo’s provincial president, Luca Chiapella – thanks to all the actions put in place by Confcommercio and Conitours they believed in the potential of cyclotourism.
Piedmont is rich in Castles and Towers, which are more than 140 from Alexandria to Vercelli, from Asti to Turin, from Biella to Cuneo. In addition to the very famous ones there are some jewels to discover. In Asti do not miss the Castle of Castelnuovo Calcea, that of Costiglione d’Asti, that of Monastero Bormida. In Biella, the castle of Castellengo in Cossato, that of Montecavallo in Vigliano Biellese. In Novara the prodigious manor house of Oleggio Castello.
In the province of Alessandria you can not miss the Castle of Camino, the castle of Morsasco, those of Torre Ratti in Borghetto of Bombera, Cremolino, Redabue in Masio, Piovera, Prasco, Rocca Grimalda, Uviglie in Rosignano Monferrato, by Taglilo Monferrato and Trisobbio.
In the province of Cuneo, the castle of Alfieri di Magliano, the castle of Mango, the castle of Manta, that of Govone, Monesiglio, Monteu Roero, Rocca de ‘Baldi, Saliceto, Sanfrè and Serralunga d’Alba.
Enogastronomy, art and many cultural events scheduled!
We point out some weekend events from 20 to 22 October 2017:
In the province of Asti: Mon Circus at Montiglio Monferrato ends on Friday and Saturday,
According to the fourth edition of the Digital Innovation Observatory in Tourism at the School of Management of the Politecnico of Milano, at the end of 2017, the Italian tourism market – which considers both the purchases of Italians in our country or abroad and those of foreign tourists in Italy – will be worth over 55 billion euros, up 4% from 2016.
Growth is generated mainly by the digital component which, with a total value of nearly 11.2 billion euros, accounts for more than a fifth of the market and marks a 9% increase over the previous twelve months, while the traditional component grows of 3% and will reach 43.8 billion.