Sommariva Perno

Sommariva Perno, built on the road from Alba to Carmagnola, stands on a lovely little hill.

It has a castle, bought by Vittorio Emanuele II Savoia as a present to his lover, Rosa Vercellana.

Other interesting buildings are the parish church of the Holy Ghost, built in the eighteenth century, the church of san Bernardino with its eighteenth-century stuccos, the church in the small village of Valle dei Rossi, with a painting by Martino Spanzotti.

In May the “Strawberry fair” is held.

History

Very ancient, the town stands where once the Roman town of Paternum stood.

Sommariva was owned by the Roero family since 1300; they had the castle built, before leaving the feud to the Savoia.

Vittorio Emanuele II held this castle as his favourite, and used it for many meetings with Cavour and with his beloved, “la bela Rosin”.

Events in Sommariva Perno 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 Sommariva Perno and around

San Vittore’s Church

Str. S. Vittore, 28, 12040 Priocca, CN, Italia
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The church of saint Augustine

Via Cavour, Pocapaglia, CN, Italia
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The Church of Saint Ponzio

SP241, 9, 12066 Monticello d'Alba CN, Italia
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The tower of Corneliano

Corneliano d'Alba, CN, Italia
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The Cisterna d’Asti Castle

Cisterna D'asti, AT, Italia
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The Magliano Alfieri Castle and Museums

Castello di Magliano Alfieri, Via Alfieri, Magliano Alfieri, CN, Italia
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