Trekking - Roero

Medieval Walk

«From the kitchen windows I could see the town hall square, all made of stone, with the statue of Blessed Cottolengo surrounded on Friday, market day, by the stalls of the cloth and sandal merchants. All around were the churches ringing the quarter, half, three-quarter and hour peals with loud bells. The bedroom balcony overlooked a deserted street, and in early summer the scent of lime trees came from the friars' garden. On the most silent and yet full days, when even the windows of the inner courtyards were wide open, I would hear from the balcony the piano teacher giving lessons on the ground floor of the house where Cottolengo was born». G. Arpino, “Gli anni del giudizio” (Einaudi Editore, 1958)

The starting point is Palazzo Mathis, in Piazza Caduti per la Libertà, opposite the tourist office. From here, walk along Corso Cottolengo, along the panoramic balcony of the Ala, passing the Church of the Holy Trinity (home of the Confraternity of the White Flagellants) and the Birthplace of Blessed Cottolengo.

Turn left onto Piazzetta Conti Guerra del Grione and climb up Via S.Ignazio, arriving at junction 5 with Via Balau (dirt road), which you take as far as the intersection with Strada Fey, which you reach and turn right.

At the next crossroads, turn left and walk a few metres uphill to reach La Zizzola, the symbolic building of Bra and home to the "Casa dei Braidesi" Multimedia Museum. After a much-needed stop, walk straight back a short distance and turn right to descend into Via Fasola (dirt road).

You will reach the remains of the ancient bell tower of S. Andrea and then continue to the junction with Via Craveri, going straight along Via Barbacana, back to the starting point.

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Roero

GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Bra
21 Piazza Caduti per la Libertà
12042
Italy
Arrival
Bra
Vicolo Sant'Andrea
12042
Italy
Type of trail
Loop
Distanz
1,7 km
Difficulty
Easy
Estimated Time
30 minutes

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Departure:
Bra
21 Piazza Caduti per la Libertà
12042 Cuneo
Italy
Arrival:
Bra
Vicolo Sant'Andrea
12042 Cuneo
Italy

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