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Rocca de' Baldi, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont

Situated 19km north-east of Cuneo and 80 km south of Turin, the commune consists of a number of small hamlets, the main centre being Crava, rising on a gentle slope north of the Pesio stream.

Info

  • Altitude: 414 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 1700 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 12047
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0174
  • Patron Saint: San Magno, celebrated on the 3rd sunday in August
  • Frazioni & Località:Carleveri, Crava, Rocca de' Baldi, Corvi, Foresta, Fornace, Gandolfa, Lime, Pasquero, Rolandone, Scalagrano
  • GPS Coordinates: 44°26' N 7°45' E

History

A fortress existed on the site in the late 12th century, and because of its strategic position it was disputed in the course of the centuries among a number of families, among them the Monferrato, Visconti, Acaya and Savoy. In the 16th century it was occupied by the Spaniards, who destroyed in repression a large part of the settlement, including the castle. During the 16th century Marquis Gaspare Morozzo reconstructed the borough and castle.

What to see

  • The Castle, hosting an ethnographic Museum and historical centre.
  • The church of Sant'Antonio.
  • The Natural Oasis Crava and Morozzo.

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