The Piedmontese city of Cuneo owes its name to its unique geographical position: placed on a triangular plateau, it looks like a sort of tip or wedge stuck in the heart of the piedmont plain, at the confluence of the Gesso stream with the Stura river; in the background, the imposing Mount Bisalta.
It is also considered the Green capital of Piedmont, for its numerous Parks e gardens which stretch out at the roots of ancient walls,
Founded in 1198, the city of Cuneo guarantees a living room atmosphere, with its elegant arcade which wind for a length of eight kilometers and which seem to provide a relaxed welcome and hospitality, as well as being home to an open-air shopping center. In fact, every Tuesday the Old Town comes alive with a traditional market, full of hundreds of stalls stocked with all kinds of products, from food and wine to clothing and even antiques.
The portals of the imposing ones face the main streets religious buildings, in addition to institutional ones such as the Town Hall, a former XNUMXth-century Jesuit convent and the residences of the nobility, while the secondary streets are enriched with treasures such as the Churches of Santa Chiara e Santa Croce, the latter magnificent example of Piedmontese Baroque architecture designed byarchitect Francesco Gallo.