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Walk Down The Ancient Medieval Streets Of Pinerolo

An ancient medieval capital, an impregnable prison able to inspire legends for centuries, an international reference point for military and civil cavalry, Olympic city [what Olympics am I referring to?]. Pinerolo is all this and much more.

From Pinerolo
Online Experience
1 Hour
Italy
Upto 10 people
English, French, Italian
Highlights
  • Real-time online experience live-streamed from Pinerolo
  • Walk down the medieval street connecting the highest part of town with lower 'borgo'
  • Admire buildings dating back to the 1400s: Palazzo Acaja, Palazzo del Senato, & Palazzo del Vicario
  • Visit lively shops and cafes, which still look as elegant they were hundred years ago
Description

An ancient medieval capital, an impregnable prison able to inspire legends for centuries, an international reference point for military and civil cavalry, Olympic city (what Olympics am I referring to?). Pinerolo is all this and much more.
I invite you to follow me exploring its historic center starting from its highest part, with the panoramic view from the late medieval Basilica of San Maurizio square, walking down through its alleys full of history and stories, in the midst of noble palaces and religious buildings.
We will walk down the main medieval street connecting the highest part of town with lower 'borgo', which is now the heart of Pinerolo. We'll admire the three main buildings dating back to the 1400s: Palazzo Acaja, Palazzo del Senato, Palazzo del Vicario.
Our walk will lead us until reaching the spectacular Piazza del Duomo, around the Cathedral dedicated to San Donato, having a look at the lively shops and cafes, some of which still look as elegant they were hundred years ago at the 'Belle Epoque' time.
Princes, Kings, the actual prisoner was known as the Man with the Iron Mask (who could he possibly be?). Cavalry officers have made great and famous this town located in a magnificent position on the westernmost side of Piedmont, on the slopes of the Alps, less than a one hour drive away from the border with France.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 50 EUR for a group of 3 OR as a private session for 90 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Stefano Ricca

I am born and raised in this northwestern region of Italy: Piemonte, or Piedmont in English, is a large area bordering France and Switzerland, and until a few years back, not sufficiently kept in consideration for vacations or even simply a visit. I firmly believe that on the contrary, this is one of the most interesting places I have ever seen, and not only for our proverbial local pride! I became fond of researching stories and history about my hometown Pinerolo and the region around it. Lots of medieval towns kept their ancient atmosphere intact, centuries-old tradition in winemaking, extremely high quality of food and local products (Slow Food started here, actually), and large extension of nature parks on the alpine range.
In my youth, I spent an academic year in UCG Galway, Ireland, and travelled quite a lot through Europe, also thanks to my other occupation: I'm a musician, and I've had the chance to play as a drummer for many gigs in France and UK, besides Italy of course.

From USD 60 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.