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Avigliana

Avigliana

A look at Avigliana
Edoardo Schiari

Avigliana
Edoardo Schiari

Avigliana
Edoardo Schiari

Avigliana
Edoardo Schiari

Avigliana
Franco Borrelli

Avigliana
Valle Susa Tesori

Avigliana
Giovanni Falco

Avigliana
Edoardo Schiari

Avigliana
Edoardo Schiari

Avigliana
Edoardo Schiari

Avigliana
Valle Susa Tesori

Avigliana
Giovanni Falco

Avigliana
Sergio Gioberto

Avigliana
Sergio Gioberto

Avigliana
Simona Molino

Avigliana
Simona Molino

Avigliana
Valle Susa Tesori

located in a natural basin bounded by wooded morainic hills, Il borgo di Avigliana is also known for the two lakes, the fulcrum of the protected area of the Park of the Lakes of Avigliana, which is part of the Management Entity of the protected areas of the Cottian Alps. With its 400 hectares, the park is characterized by an ecosystem very varied: the hills, the wetland of the Mareschi, the two lakes. The wooded morainic hill toward Val Sangone leads to the imposing Sacra di San Michele, while toward Turin Mount wedge shows a breathtaking view to the mountains of the Moncenisio and Rocciamelone.

As always, as today, crossroads and links between Turin, France and Pinerolese, Avigliana preserves its historic charm with the medieval buildings of Piazza Conte Rosso dominated by the ruins of the castle Arduinico of the XI century and was the seat of a royal court and as such was used by the Savoy family at least since 1137. In the XII century the Barbarossa destroyed the castle and burned the city and yet destruction brought his son, Enrico VI at the end of the same century. Tommaso di Savoia rebuilt it in 1189 and since then the aviglianese fortress for a long time it was the seat of important castellania sabauda. After various vicissitudes in 1691 the French Marshal Catinat, after having conquered it, made him demolish definitively by reducing it in the state of ruin in which it still is.

The porticos, double lancet windows, ancient mansions in terracotta, the walls, frescoes make up a rich architectural complex that unfolds along the streets of the Old Town: Casa Senore, also remembered as the Bishop's House, casa di porta Ferrata, Casa del Beato Umberto. The sacred art sees a rich presence of frescoes of the Church of San Pietro (11th - 16th century) on the road of the lakes, and significant altarpieces at San Giovanni (XIII century). Next to an important picture gallery six-eighteenth-century, inside it preserves frescoes and a remarkable collection of tables of the early sixteenth century, in particular of Defendente Ferrari and Gerolamo Giovenone, and a wooden pulpit beautifully carved.

Avigliana is also a center of production and industrial that saw the beginnings of the industrialization of Valle di Susa. In the course of the year theatrical reviews of high level and important musical events as the two lakes Jazz Festival, of international fame, integrate with concerts and events organized by the many local associations.

The products and the flavors of the territory aviglianese are recreated in a consolidated tradition of confectionery of some historical patisseries. Many restaurants in the city offer menus and dishes of the culinary tradition valsusina with products of the territory.

Municipality of Avigliana
Metropolitan City of Turin
Piedmont Region

Population: 12.499 (10.411 in the village)
Altitude centre: 383 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Borghi Sostenibili del Piemonte
Città del bio
Comuni fioriti
Unione Montana Valle Susa
Comuni virtuosi

Protected natural areas:
Avigliana Lakes Natural Park

Municipality of Avigliana
Piazza Conte Rosso 7 - Avigliana (TO)
Tel. +39 011 9769111

Avigliana Tourism
Corso Laghi 389 - Avigliana (TO)
Tel. +39 011 9311873 - +39 371 1619930

Valle di Susa. Tesori di Arte e Cultura Alpina
c/o Centro Culturale Diocesano
Via Mazzini 1, Casella Postale 26 - Susa (TO)
Tel. +39 0122 622640
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Pro Loco Avigliana
Via XX Settembre c/o Casa del Sale - Avigliana (TO)
Tel. +39 366 8939852
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The lakes of Avigliana between mysteries and fantasy

A few kilometers from Turin we find the town of Avigliana, a famous village located within the Natural Park of the lakes of Avigliana, next to the Mareschi swamp.

Next or present Events

  • Christmas at the boarding
    16-12-2018
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2018-12-16 2018-12-16 Europe/Rome Christmas at the boarding Show for the whole family at the Teatro Fassino in Avigliana. Avigliana

    Show for the whole family at the Teatro Fassino in Avigliana.

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  • PhoebusKartell
    18-01-2019
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2019-01-18 2019-01-18 Europe/Rome PhoebusKartell Avigliana

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  • 16-02-2019
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2019-02-16 2019-02-16 Europe/Rome Avigliana

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  • San Giovanni Battista
    24-06-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-06-24 2019-06-24 Europe/Rome San Giovanni Battista Avigliana

Past Events

  • Sunday Stroll
    06-05-2018
    Excursions

    Big Lake Ring and trail CAI Trail n.150.

  • Sustainability Festival
    19-05-2018
    Festival

  • Nature on Bicycle
    19-05-2018
    Excursions

    Children on Bicycle

  • Land of Gods
    From 21-04-2018
    To 20-05-2018
    Street markets

    The artists of the ceramics in the historical center.

  • Medievalle
    From 13-05-2018
    To 10-06-2018
    Historical reenactments

    Medieval games in Avigliana.

  • Francigena Valdisusa Marathon
    17-06-2018
    Francigena Valdisusa Marathon
    Sports

    First Marathon for walkers in Piedmont.

  • Avigliana Sunday Strolls
    24-06-2018
    Excursions

    Nature and culture between Lake Little and San Bartolomeo.

  • Nature on Bicycle
    29-06-2018
    Excursions

    Summer Solstice Ciclyng night.

  • Avigliana Sunday Strolls
    08-07-2018
    Excursions

    The medieval village between nature and culture.

  • Avigliana Sunday Strolls
    02-09-2018
    Excursions

    Discovering Goja del Pis.

  • Avigliana Sunday Strolls
    14-10-2018
    Excursions

    The Pond Pessina, Toads' paradise.

  • Nature on Bicycle
    22-10-2018
    Excursions

    Along Dora river.

  • Agricultural Fair
    03-11-2018
    Expo

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