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What to do and see in Cuneo

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The city of Alba is certainly the most known town of the province of Cuneo. In its territory is held every year, in October, the White Truffle Fair which attracts visitors and operators from all over the world to buy and taste the uncontested king of the table, just the white truffle. It is also called the city of a hundred towers, for this characteristic that has had in the past. In its center you can walk along the “Via Maestra”, a major pedestrian street, to snoop in the most prestigious shops; among the main monuments we remind the Duomo, the churches of St. Dominic and St. Catherine and the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora of Moretta. Leaving the city you can walk the streets that dot the area of the Langhe, Roero andMonferrato crossing the territory with its landscapes covered with vineyards. The city of Cuneo, which is the provincial capital, shows the central Piazza Galimberti whence depart numerous paths throughout the city arcades that can measure about eight kilometers. Architecturally interesting offer monuments like the Cathedral, the Civic Tower, the Monumental Complex of St. Francis and Villa Oldofredi Tadini (now a museum). The city is surrounded by mountains that especially in winter provide a glance enchanting. For sports fans we can find, on those mountains, important ski resorts to practice various alpine sports such as Limone Piemonte, Pontechianale and Frabosa Soprana. Other place of central importance is Saluzzo, medieval town dominated by an imposing castle, theCastiglia, now used as a Museum. Very important at the national level the craft fair which takes place in May. Pollenzo (Bra fraction), the ancient Roman city of Pollentia, is home to the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the first university in the world of its kind, reflecting the importance that the food and wine has for this territory. The province of Cuneo hosts many Savoy residences, which are UNESCO World Heritage Site as theRacconigi Castle, the Castle of Pollenzo, the Govone Castle and the Palace of Valcasotto, located in the municipality of Garessio. It also signal other castles that are still monuments of great historical and architectural importance: the Castle of Grinzane Cavour , the Castles of Fossano and Manta. Can not miss the religious monuments, among which the Abbey of Staffarda in the municipality of Revello and the Certosa of Pesio original of thirteenth century. For Spa lovers, the province of Cuneo offers first class Spas like: Lurisia, Valdieri and Vinadio.

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