Saliceto

Built along the Bormida river, Saliceto resembles one of the little villages in Liguria: narrow streets, little squares where history has left its marks.

The most evident ones are the XIV-century castle, with its square towers and frescos, the renaissance parish church.

Built in the sixteenth century, the chapel of sant’Agostino, with some fifteenth-century frescos, the little romanic church of san Martino, in the Lignera village.

The patronal church is dedicated to san Lorenzo, and the fair dedicated to the Madonna della Neve, to which the sanctuary is dedicated, is held on the first Sunday in August.

History

The town’s name probably refers to the many willow trees that grew there (in the town’s crest is included a willow tree).

Others say that it comes from the Salii tribe, that came here from Provence and founded many towns, among which Saluzzo, Saluggia and Sale Langhe.

Where today Saliceto stands, there were once two towns, totally destroyed by the Saracins in the X century, as well as a castle built on the “Margarita” hill.

Once the Saracins were gone, the town was rebuilt on the hill’s side, where it still stands, and here the marquis Del Carretto had a majestic castle built.

Events in Saliceto and around

15 Aug

Un'escursione nel territorio dell’Alta Langa, le cui colline, immerse in un verde smeraldino e in una natura rigogliosa, sono avvolte in una atmosfera di pace e tranquillità

23 Aug

In una antica borgata risalente al XVII secolo e diventata un luogo dedicato all’arte contemporanea, vanno in scena le Lezioni recitabili dedicate ai grandi antifascisti del nostro paese

28 Aug

Un documentario sul leggendario partigiano Lou Lou, per trasmettere la magia del cinema portando con una vecchia Renault 4 pellicole d'autore nei piccoli paesi delle Langhe

Eat & Sleep in Saliceto and around

Farmstead

Propi Bun

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