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, and other features: 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

15 Feb 12 Apr

L’arte di Unia indaga la figura umana, soprattutto il mondo femminile: attenzione ai dettagli e una grande carica espressiva sono le caratteristiche che rendono uniche le sue statue

29 Feb

Che volto ha il nuovo razzismo? Da un progetto di ricerca sull’universo rom, lo spettacolo della compagnia torinese Anomalia Teatro riflette sull’ossessione per l’appartenenza etnica

Eat & Sleep in Sommariva Perno and around

Winery

Cournaja

— Santa Vittoria d'Alba —

By bicycle from Monticello to Bra

Monticello d'Alba, CN, Italia
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Castle of Govone

Castello di Govone, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Govone, CN, Italia
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The church of San Bernardino in Canale

Via Roma, 20, 12043 Canale CN, 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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San Vittore’s Church

Str. S. Vittore, 28, 12040 Priocca, CN, Italia
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Cheese

Bra, CN, Italia
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The parish church of San Giovanni Battista

Via Evaldo Cassinelli, 1 12050 Castagnito
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