What to see in the Canavese region
The Canavese is still part of the "Province" of Turin but it's like a world by itself.
Located at the north of Turin, it's a land made of sweet hills, fruitful plains, lakes and castles, high peaks and natural parks.
Its most important city is Ivrea, a town of Celtic origin and later on a Roman colony. It has been the capital of a Longobard duchy and of a Frank county. It gained great importance between 1000 and 1015 under the King of Italy Arduino. In the nearby of the Castle square stands the Duomo and the Episcopal seminary which was built from a Filippo Juvarra project.
Do you love nature? West of Ivrea, the Lake of Viverone is waiting for you. Quite near lays Agliè, an ancient medieval village with the baroque church of Santa Marta and a Savoy ducal Castle.
In Valperga a winding streetlet leads to the Sanctuary of Belmonte whose foundation, according to legend, should be imputed to Arduino.
The Nature Reserve of the "Vauda" is an oasis of nature and biodiversity: with a fauna and a flora unique in the world. You can explore it either by foot, or by bike or even on horseback as there are many horse-riding clubs in the surroundings.
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