The old town of Avigliana is one of the most significant in Piedmont, for its medieval architecture and its churches. The Castle was probably built in 942 by the Marqueses Arduinici of Turin (it was probably Arduino the Hairless who built the first settlement of “Castrum Avilianae”) on the top of Mount Pezzulano. This castle was used by the Counts of Savoy at least from 1137. In 1691, after conquering it, the French Marshal Catinat got it definitively demolished, leaving the remains we can see after a pleasant walk from Piazza Conte Rosso.

  10051 Avigliana
tel: 011.9311873 |

For the guided tours: tourist office, corso Laghi 389,
tel. 0119311873

Free access.

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