Cuneo in Piedmont

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Piazza Galimberti Panorama © Alessandro Vecchi

Piazza Galimberti Panorama © Alessandro Vecchi

Cuneo is a city and comune in Piedmont, Northern Italy, the capital of the province of Cuneo, the third largest of Italy’s provinces by area. It is located at the foot of the Maritime Alps, on the Stura di Demonte river where it emerges from the Valle Stura.

Cuneo’s specialty is Cuneesi al rhum, chocolates with a unique rum-based filling. The most famous brand is Arione, located in Piazza Galimberti (the city’s central square). Arione, founded in 1923, has kept its traditional furniture and old world appearance to this day, projecting timeless old-fashioned elegance. Many famous people have stopped by to taste the famous Cuneesi al rhum, including the famous writer Ernest Hemingway in 1954.

© Szeder László Cuneo and the Mount Bisalta © Nem80 Train station © Nem80 Palace of Justice © Szeder László Church of St Francis © Szeder László Piazza Galimberti Panorama © Alessandro Vecchi
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Piazza Galimberti Panorama © Alessandro Vecchi
Among the main sights are:

  • Villa Oldofredi Tadini, built in the 14th-15th century as a watchtower. It is now a museum housing collections of the owners, the Mocchia and Oldofredi Tadini families.
  • Villa Tornaforte, surrounded by an English-style park.
  • Civic Museum
  • Railway Museum
  • Churches of Santa Croce, San Giovanni Decollato and Santissima Annunziata, housing paintings by Giovan Francesco Gaggini.

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