The Bridge of the King
The Public Records Office in Turin keeps a drawing representing the ancient road leading from Turin to Govone and then to Alba and crossing the brook Vaneschia.
Between 1819 and 1820 King Carlo Felice of Savoy chose Govone castle as his favorite summer residence but he complained that the journey from Turin, between Priocca and Govone, was uncomfortable because you had to ford a brook. To avoid towing the carriage with two couples of oxen, between 1823 and 1824 the king had a bridge built in Vaneschia area.
The route today bring us to the original bridge, where only a brick arcade remains, while the rest was modified to facilitate the passage of agricultural vehicles.
Along the way:
Point of interest along the way