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The territory of the village of Garessio (Garess in Piedmontese dialect, Garesce in the Ligurian one and Garéshe in the local dialect) is divided by the Alpine watershed between the Po valley and Liguria, the Colle San Bernardo (957m). The old town centre is divided into four hamlets (Ponte, Poggiolo, Maggiore and Valsorda). Other mountain districts are very interesting too and the intineraries towards them and towards the main alpine tops of the municipality (Galero, Mindino, Antoroto). Beyond the Colle di Casotto rises the namesake castle which was a holiday and hunting resort of the Savoia family that was constructed on the location of a charterhouse of the XII century, one of the first of Italy. Unlike other municipalities of the valley, Garessio is provided with a rich historical Archive (among the most interesting pieces there is the fifteenth-century "Libro della Catena con gli Ordinati medioevali della Comunità garexina"), with a fine Civic Museum dedicated to Archeology and Earth science, with the civic art gallery "Colmo" and a Library rich in volumes and dedicated to comedy writer Camillo Federici. These four cultural institutions are inside the Library's building. In 1990 the poet from Garessio Gian Paolo Canavese founded the Poetry Museum there, by collecting lyrics poems from all over the world, numbering more than 500 poets. In the hamlet of Valdinferno, named by Napoleon maybe after ancient peatbogs that burned there in the XVIII century, lived until the end of 2008, all year long, only one person, a survivor from the Russian front, Armando Sereno that who made a promise to the Madonna: if he had come back alive from war, he would have never left Valdinferno. 

The Municipality of Garessio
Province of Cuneo
Piedmont Region

Inhabitants: 3.244
Foreign inhabitants: 271
Population density: 25 ab/kmq
Altitude: 621 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Reggia di Valcasotto

Recipe: Risotto with chestnuts and Raschera, the mountain cheese from Garessio

A risotto with the delicious Raschera, the Dop pasture cheese from the province of Cuneo, Slow Food presidium. Today a sensory journey and protagonist of gourmet evenings, once king of the tables of Garessio and surrounding villages

The legends of the Lady in Black and the Lady of the Pink Bridge of Garessio

A mysterious painting, a medieval trap and two ghosts of fascinating ladies

Next or present Events

  • San Rocco
    From 17-08-2019
    To 16-08-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-17 2019-08-16 Europe/Rome San Rocco Garessio

  • Madonna del Rosario
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-10-07 2019-10-07 Europe/Rome Madonna del Rosario Feast of the Patron Garessio

    Feast of the Patron

Past Events

  • La Castagna Garessina

    Thematic appointments dedicated to the typical product of the Garessini Woods: chestnuts, tastings, conventions, games and lots of fun

  • Inferno Blocco 2017 - 1° edizione

    First Boulder rally in the boulders of Valdinferno, for which were carefully selected blocks of climbing, with difficulty from 4 to 8a, to guarantee to all fun, laughter and join forces to solve the puzzles of the most diabolical blocks.

  • Winter White Night
    Street markets

    Open shops, music, shows and dinner on the streets of the Borgo Ponte.

  • Palio of the Townships
    From 18-03-2018
    To 14-06-2018

  • The Romantic Night
    The Romantic Night

Where to sleep

Langhe Country House

Via Pallareto, 15, Neive (CN)
61.21 Kilometers from Garessio

Rifugio Galaberna

Località Villa 18A - 12030, Ostana (CN)
86.75 Kilometers from Garessio