The Road of Apples of the Pinerolese: on bicycle, on foot and on horseback, among orchards, culture and enogatronomy

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.

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La Strada delle Mele del Pinerolese: in bicicletta, a piedi e a cavallo, fra frutteti, cultura e enogastronomia

Nel 2009, su volontà di quindici amministrazioni locali, con il sostegno di Provincia di Torino e Atl, è stata inaugurata la Strada delle Mele, percorso di 63 km che si snoda attraverso 14 comuni della pianura e della collina pinerolese toccando un centinaio di aziende frutticole ricadenti nel consorzio Pinfruit, la frutta del pinerolese. Leggi tutto »

Funerary tourism in Piedmont: the Monumental Cemetery of Turin and the Royal Tombs at the Basilica of Superga

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.

 

Turismo funerario in Piemonte: il Cimitero Monumentale di Torino e le Tombe Reali alla Basilica di Superga

In Piemonte sono presenti importanti cimiteri e tombe di grande pregio artistico e culturale. Il Cimitero Monumentale di Torino è probabilmente il cimitero più ricco di arte e cultura del Piemonte: un vero museo a cielo aperto con monumenti funerari e sculture di interesse artistico. Leggi tutto »

Trails Resistant: around the Graie Alps and Cozie along the Trail of the Partisans

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.

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