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Centro Storico di Avigliana

10051 Avigliana, Italy
+39 011 931 1873
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Unspoiled medieval town

A lovely walk along cobbled streets to the old part of the town. The 13th century church of San... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
FamilyGanders
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Lyon, France
Typical Italian hill-top village centre

I enjoyed the look and feel of the place and would have liked to sample one or more of its eating... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
dranreb69
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Los Angeles, California
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Do you know that just few steps form Piazza Conte Rosso, a cannonball from XVII century got stuck into a wall of one of the old buildings? That above a stone column of one of the most precious houses, a cheeky child is pulling faces to the passers-by? That in the prisons of its castle the rebel prince Amedeo d'Acaja of the house of Savoy was confined, and that his spirit is said to still wander in the mists of the lake where he drowned? Park your car in the areas indicated on the map, and set out to find those pecultiarities: you will be surprised by the beauty of the old town, with his heart in Piazza Conte Rosso and in the ruins of the castle above. The information boards along the way will familiarize you with Avigliana's history, its old places, beautiful churches, the Clock Tower, the ancient town gates. Decide for yourself where you wish to start the tour indicated on the map: whether you are arriving by train or are you coming from the lakes. After that, take your time to stroll the narrow alleys: walk slowly and discover ist hidden beauty!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10051 Avigliana, Italy
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

A lovely walk along cobbled streets to the old part of the town. The 13th century church of San Giovanni is worth a look inside. The clock tower is very beautiful and there is an interesting war memorial. Around the back of the piazza, there...More

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Turismo_Avigliana, Ufficio del Turismo di Avigliana at Centro Storico di Avigliana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you Family Ganders for your beautiful and interesting review about Avigliana. We are pleased that you have appreciated our old historic center, best regards, Tourist Information Center

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

I enjoyed the look and feel of the place and would have liked to sample one or more of its eating establishments. Other commitments meant that I could only look. I particularly liked the portico-ed side of the main square.

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Turismo_Avigliana, Ufficio del turismo at Centro Storico di Avigliana, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Good morning, Thanks for your review. We are pleased that you have enjoied our historical city center. Best regards The tourist information center of Avigliana

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We loved our walk around avigliana centro storico! It is beautiful, quaint and lovely with great views. It has great historical interest and will blow you away!

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Turismo_Avigliana, Ufficio del turismo at Centro Storico di Avigliana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Dear Alexia, we are proud of our historical treasure and we are glad that you loved it too! We hope to see you again in Avigliana to let you discover other parts of our beautifull town! Best regards, The tourist information center

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad we got the chance to explore this old town. It is close to two lakes and the old part of the town is very nice to walk around. If you walk through the old town up to the castle the views are...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Centro Storico was not mentioned in any of our guide books, which is surprising as it is a very charming mix of ancient porticoes, crumbling towers, gateways and churches. In many respects, the sort of thing many of us hope to find in Italy....More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Small characterful and unspoilt town fairly close to Turin. Lots of old cobbled streets, three town gates and two impressive churches, and the ruins of the castle on the hill above the town. The town does cater for tourists in a low key way, which...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2015

I came to the Centro Storico of Avigliana regularly, to attend the evening school on ETCHING , run by two fantastic artists, Vinicio Perugia and Kurt Mayer, but returned during the day for Antique Fairs, Exhibitions, Dinners. So enjoyable!

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Reviewed 23 September 2014

Certainly worth going up to the city centre. Leave you canr down town and take a walk. The center is not too big but nice to spend an hour

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Lovely old town, we were there for a wedding. It should have been out in the open in giardino delle donne, but rain tried to put a dampers on the day. But in an old centre like this, even indoors the day was great.

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Reviewed 13 August 2012

The Centro Storico is worth a visit but if you are on a bike it takes a bit of skill to ride at a slow pace up hill on the narrow paths in the middle of the roadsl but the alternative is smooth river-stone 'pave'...More

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