Priocca

Built between two rivers, the Borbore and the Tanaro, the town stands on the hill that separate the Roero from the plan along the Tanaro river.

The tall bell tower (40 meters) of the parish church of santo Stefano, built in a neogothic style at the beginning of the twentieth century, is Priocca’s distinctive mark.

Interesting are the old church of san Vittore and the chapel of san Silvestro, referred to in a document dating back from the year 1242.

The patronal fair is held at the end of August.

History

Priocca was founded as a camp for a Ligure tribe.

In the Middle Ages it assumed its present name, originally “Predoca”, and was involved in the endless wars between the towns of Alba and Asti and the feuds of Roero.

Around the year 1000 it was owned by the bishop of Asti, then by the “de Govono”.

Later divided between many lords at a time, in 1275, after its lords had been won by Asti, the main part of it became a possession of the Roero family.

In 1462 Priocca became a part of the properties of the Damiani di Castellinaldo family.

Events in Priocca and around

08 May 09 May

Riparte la cultura a Bra. Da sabato 8 maggio le sale affrescate di Palazzo Mathis torneranno ad ospitare arte e bellezza, con la mostra “Passaggi” dell’artista Gian Maria Lamberti

09 May

Vie e piazze saranno invasi dalle bancarelle che proporranno pezzi d'antan di ogni tipo, dal vasellame agli attrezzi da lavoro, dai tessuti a libri, dischi, giocattoli, ceramiche e tanto altro

Eat & Sleep in Priocca and around

San Vittore’s Church

Str. S. Vittore, 28, 12040 Priocca, CN, Italia
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Colonna Castle

Via Roma, 3, 12040 Baldissero D'alba CN, Italia
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Castle of Govone

Castello di Govone, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Govone, CN, Italia
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MuBATT – Museum of the Battle

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, II, 2, 12040 Ceresole Alba CN
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The church of San Bernardino in Canale

Via Roma, 20, 12043 Canale CN, Italia
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The sanctuary of the Piloni

Unnamed Road, 12046 Montà CN, Italia
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