Tag: A walking tour of Saluzzo

Hill Towns & Cloud Forests – Saluzzo & Pian Munè, Italy

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Saluzzo with Monviso in the background. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Founded in 1,000AD, Saluzzo is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Italian region of Piedmont. It occupies a striking hill top position, with the imposing, pyramidal peak of Monviso, ‘The Stone King’ as a backdrop. Saluzzo takes its name from the Salluvii, one of the tribes who first settled in the area while Il Re di Pietra – The Stone King is allegedly a candidate for the mountain on which Paramount Pictures modelled their logo. Continue reading “Hill Towns & Cloud Forests – Saluzzo & Pian Munè, Italy”