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Even the mountains of Cuneo, at the end of the summer, are a popular destination both for the still pleasant climate and for the numerous events.



In September the fort is open on Saturdays from 2.30pm to 7pm and on Sundays from 10am to 7pm. The offer for the 2019 season includes the traditional historical itinerary with a guided tour, the multimedia routes “Montagna in movimento” and “Messaggeri alati” and the stations of “Vinadio Virtual Reality” (VVR).

The 2019 season celebrates the solid vocation of the Forte di Vinadio as the ideal destination for an audience of children and young people of school and preschool age and for families. Starting from the concept of “family and kids friendly” applied to the museum environment, the Municipality of Vinadio (leader of the project “Mammamia che Forte!”) and the partners Artea Foundation, Unione Montana Valle Stura and La Fabbrica dei Suoni soc. coop. Onlus have equipped the site with some structures and supports that make it an ideal destination for families: a place to listen to stories, play games, run, give vent to their creativity and even … relax! Parallel to the historical route, suitable solutions have been devised for the various age groups, able to intrigue and involve even the youngest. For children aged 3 to 5 years the proposal is “His Majesty the Fort“, to discover the history and curiosities of the place guided by the silhouettes of the mascot Piccione Tino, the Sergeant of Fortino, along a route full of sensory interactions and with the support of a personalized book-poster. For children aged 6 to 12 the proposal is, instead, “The soldier’s diary”. Also in this case, the Colombo Tino will guide the journey to the place where the military dovecote is located, where the friendly mascot will finally feel at home, he can relax and let his friends relax too, and at the end of the visit they will have completed their educational booklet, a sort of travel diary, full of activities and games.

Finally, the older children are entrusted with the important mission of saving the church of San Fiorenzo, destined to be destroyed during the construction of the fortress. Only the delivery of a letter – “The lost letter” – to King Carlo Alberto “in person” will be able to avoid the worst. Through the free Kurubik app, participants will be involved in an exciting treasure hunt that will take them to the final solution.

But the Fort, like any place suitable for families, must also have a space in which to spend a few moments of relaxation and tranquillity. For this purpose, the courtyard of Porta Neraissa has been equipped with a relaxation area with sofas, umbrellas, and equipment for children to play and promote rest. The space is also ideal for laboratory activities and birthday parties.

There are several entry options: “Montagna in movimento” and “Messaggeri alati” at the cost of 7 euros full and 5 euros reduced; guided tour of the Fort at 6 euros full and 4 euros reduced; the virtual experience “VVR” at the price of 3 euros, or the cumulative of the entire offer at 10 euros full and 8 euros reduced. The Fort offers special openings and rates for groups and schools.

Special openings are made for groups and schools.

Info: – tel. +39 340 4962 38



From Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September is scheduled a long weekend to promote Sant’Anna and the Maritime Alps, a wonderful area rich in mountaineering, culture and tradition, with an event that is in harmony with nature. Three days full of events: climbing, conferences, demonstrations, markets, food, music and lots of fun in Sant’Anna di Valdieri.

For further info: Giovanni 345-3113666 and Michela 333-2666450


Way back from Nice to Cuneo along the Tinée, Vesubie, Gesso and Stura valleys. An evening of storytelling, exchange of thoughts, stories and art. Event organised by the Il Melarancio Company, partner in the TERRACT project sponsored by the Municipality of Valdieri. For info Municipality of Valdieri: 0171.97109



In 2018, with the consent of the Fondazione Ordine Mauriziano property, the voluntary association dialogART has cleaned and set up the premises, making them safe to visit and managing to make them visible on an experimental basis to over two hundred people. A research phase allowed us to deepen the story closest to us, of those who lived or went to school in these spaces, making the visit unique and exciting, full of anecdotes and real life, able to offer a complete picture on Staffarda, from the ancient Cistercian monks to our contemporaries. This is a special opportunity to open, make accessible and show a part of Staffarda Abbey that has never been opened before. After the success and the consensus found last year by the participants of the visit, the second edition confirms the openings also for 2019. The project has been realised thanks to the will of the dialogART association, for years manager of the Mauritian Order Foundation properties with the aim to enhance the Staffarda Abbey and improve its cultural offer.

Every second Sunday of the month, some rooms on the upper floor of the Abbey, normally closed, will be exceptionally open to the public, showing their pristine charm.

Every second Sunday of the month appointment at 11am at the Abbey of Staffarda, Revello (CN), one of the oldest Cistercian abbeys. Places are limited, reservations required. Guided tour of about 1h20 ’. The dialogART guides will accompany guests on a special visit to the Abbey, telling the story and anecdotes that characterise the place: the spirituality and quiet of the cloister, the asymmetry of the church, the ancient dormitories, the structural transformations and the multiple uses of the spaces made over the centuries. Among the desks of the old school, you will listen to the stories of the children of the past, of the teachers who taught here, of the period of the great wars, of the peasant life of the village of Staffarda in the past.

Opening calendar 2019

– September 8th
– October 13th

Costs: full euro 8.50; Museum Pass holders € 5.00;

Children 6-12 years € 3.00; Free for children up to 6 years.

Info and reservations: tel. +39 0175 273 215

Email and web. – ​​



Until September 15th 2019

Two events to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.

Friday 24TH May 2019 at 9.00 pm

Leonardo and the limits of genius
An imperfect evening of art by P. Arti with Luca Lavagno, Paolo Montagna and Fabrizio Barale. Reservations recommended, free event.

Sunday 15th September, 3.00 pm

Leonardo and textiles
Experiential workshop for children and parents to discover ingenuity and silk thread.

Corporate welfare ticket: € 5. Reservations required.

Info: tel. +39 349 5094 696


  • Night time at the Balma Boves

Saturday, September 14th, night excursion in the territory of the municipality of Sanfront, with a guided visit to the fascinating Borgata Museo di Balma Boves, illuminated by the stars. The activity takes place in collaboration with the Municipality of Sanfront.

Itinerary: Rocchetta (520 m s.l.m.) – Borgata Museo di Balma Boves (650 m s.l.m.)

Technical data: easy excursion (T), also suitable for children as long as they are normally used to physical activity; travel time about 2 hours, breaks and guided tour excluded; duration indicative excursion 2.5 h; departure time 20.45;  meeting point in the square of the cemetery in Rocchetta, Sanfront.

Clothing and equipment: mountain boots or trekking shoes; wear several layers of clothing suitable for evening and variable weather conditions; front lamp or battery, water bottle.

Participation fee: € 7 accompanying and guided tour of the museum township; € 8 for membership card (which provides accident insurance); € 8 children all-inclusive under 14 years. Reservations: by Thursday 12th September at 349.8439091 (Alma) or by email at

  • Leonardo’s ring – Tour of Monte Bracco

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September two-day excursion to discover Monte Bracco, the sacred mountain, and its special link with Leonardo Da Vinci.

Monte Bracco is a little known mountain, but full of charm, starting from its legendary geology, to the hamlets under the rocks, and to the secular chestnut groves.

Itinerary: 1st day

9:30 am: departure from the hamlet Devesio di Rifreddo (CN)

12:30 h about: packed lunch

about 4.30pm: arrival at the Locanda della Trappa

Dinner and overnight stay

2nd day

8.30am: breakfast and subsequent departure from the Locanda della Trappa

12:30 h about: packed lunch along the way

about 3:00 pm: visit to the museum village of Balma Boves

about 17:00 h: return to the starting point


1st day: about 500 m

2nd day: about 500 m


1st day: packed lunch prepared by participants

2nd day: packed lunch bag provided by Locanda della Trappa


9.15am on Saturday 21st September in Rifreddo, Piazza Vittoria.

Technical data: excursion suitable for everyone as long as they are usually used to walking.

Clothing and equipment: mountain boots or boots, wear several layers of clothing suitable for varying weather conditions (t-shirt, fleece, jacket, technical pants, gloves and hat), sunglasses and sunscreen, extra clothes for the second day, effects personal, trekking poles, possibly frontal battery.

Participation fee: 50 € for Naturalistic Guide and visit to the Borgata museum of Balma Boves; € 8 per membership card (which provides accident insurance); € 50 half board (dinner-bed-breakfast) and packed lunch for the second day at the Locanda della Trappa (Barge)

TOTAL: € 108 (€ 100 for Vesulus members).

For the reservation is required a deposit of 50 € / person, to be paid by bank transfer with the following data:

Beneficiary: Naturalistic Association Vesulus ASD


IBAN: IT 78 C 03111 45950 0000 0000 4084

Reason: Tour of Monte Bracco 21 and 22 September 2019

Reservations: by September 14th at 349.8439091 (Alma) or by email to

All the excursions will take place with a minimum number of 5 people and will be conducted by a Naturalistic Guide recognised by the Piedmont Region; who reserves the right to modify the itinerary, even the day before the excursion, in the event of unfavourable weather conditions or objective dangers, subject to telephone notice to the participants.



The festival will be held in Boves, at the former Santa Croce confraternity, on 13th,14th and 15th September. During the 3 days of the festival there will be concerts, debates, film visions, literary meetings, workshops for children, teenagers and adults, lunch in the district …


9pm: meeting with Mediterranea Saving Humans in collaboration with the Emmaus Cuneo association.


10-12 am: dry point engraving workshop on tetraPak, entitled “Migration”, by Francesca Veglio; activity dedicated to children aged 9 to 14 years. Duration 1h30min, cost 10 euros. Information and reservations: 346 1579633.

2-5pm: comic strip workshop with Lorena Canottiere, illustrator who works for INTERNAZIONALE, Corrierino, Schizzo Presenta, Focus junior, Mondo Naif, La Lettura by Corriere della Sera, ANIMALs, Slowfood and Black by Coconino Press. Cost 20 euros, reservations at the Bottega Equo e Solidale Qui e LA di Boves, number 3332568610 or send an email

6 pm: presentation (a good aperitif will follow) of the graphic novel Verdad by Lorena Canottiere.  A young woman in the years of the Spanish war, solitary and stubborn is looking for an ideal of justice and freedom.

9.30pm: concert in the Santa Croce of the Saber System.


1pm: African lunch in Via Beppe Lerda.

2.30pm: work tables on the issues of social inequalities and civil disobedience with Ayoub Moussaid, human rights activist and president of Liberamente Consapevoli, spokesperson at Rete 21 Marzo – Hand in hand against racism and Muna Khorzom, human rights activist and vice president of Liberamente Consapevole, followed by a theatrical monologue.

Throughout the afternoon, in collaboration with the I Manovali group:

Snack, talk and repairs to fight planned obsolescence together!

All kinds of objects will be repaired together: sewing, gluing, nailing, screwing, learning, to know a perspective of mutual help and conviviality.

9pm: screening of the film Qui di Daniele Gaglianone and dialogue with our guest director.



On 29th September, the craft and typical products market returns along the streets of the historical centre.

Info: Maggiociondolo Cultural Association tel. +39 338 6571 053 –



Until 3 November 2019, wear a helmet and a harness for an unforgettable adventure: a 60-meter climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Vicoforte.

Magnificat is the name given to this exciting visit experience, which allows you to relive the exceptional history of the Vicoforte Sanctuary, a masterpiece of Piedmontese Baroque, and admire the frescoes of its majestic dome – the largest in the world of elliptical shape.

An enthralling journey, through spaces never opened before to the public, to discover the many curiosities of this sanctuary, built from the end of the sixteenth century with the idea of ​​hosting the Savoy tombs and now monitored by sophisticated precision technologies. Reaching the top, the splendid panorama over the Langhe and the Alpine arch that surrounds this extraordinary monument of faith and art.

There are two different tours:  2 hours (ascent to the dome) and 1 hour (short route). For the ascent to the dome it is necessary to be over 14 years old.

Info and reservations: tel. +39 331 8490 075 – +39 0171 690 217 – – ​​

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