The forest of Chambons – Fenestrelle – Part 1

1 June 2018

This is the first part of two posts dedicated to a very special location. It’s a place, in Val Chisone, inhabited by beautiful giants with verdant manes: the forest of Chambons. It’s located right above the Chambons hamlet in the town of Fenestrelle, not so far from Torino. But why is it so important? Well, […]

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Waldensian Temple of Chiotti

6 April 2018

Hello! Today, during one of my walks in Chisone Valley, I made a stop at Chiotti of Perrero, in order to visit the Waldensian temple that stands right here. It is one of the most recent religious buildings, since it was built in 1881 (the first stone was laid on August 1st), but this should […]

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Waldensian Temple – Pramollo

31 March 2017

Hi all! Today I want to tell you about the history of the Temple of Pramollo, in Val Chisone. Pramollo is located in a valley between Val d’Angrogna and Val San Martino and its name derives from Pratum molle, because it’s rich of lawns and water sources. During the 16th Century, this valley was the […]

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The Tiny Pig’s Virgin Mary – Villar Perosa

3 March 2017

Hi kids! D’you want to know one of the things I like most of the Waldensian valleys which I come from? …well, you should always keep your eyes open ‘cause things are not always as they appear at first sight… Today for example we are in Villar Perosa, in a location known as Cascina Grossa, […]

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The Laux Lake – Usseaux

6 May 2016

Hi guys, nice to see you again! Today we are in a village in the municipality of Usseaux (high Val Chisone) called Laux ‘cause I want to tell you about the strange legend relating to the birth of the small lake located near the village. D’you want to hear it? It seems that once, in […]

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Special – The Waldensian Valleys

18 December 2015

Hi there!!! We are at our last date together for this 2015… Time goes by very fast, doesn’t it?! D’you remember the first time we met in the summer of two years ago? Today I will not take you around for any adventure, but I’d like to talk to you a little bit about the […]

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Legend: The Annibale bridge – Pinasca

11 September 2015

Good morning to everybody! Today I’m in Dubbione, part of Pinasca, in Chisone valley, to recount you about a bridge and its origin. This nice arch bridge, built with stone, crosses Grandubbione rivulet and it’s called Annibale’s bridge. Do you remember who Annibale was? How about a review? Annibale Barca was a Carthaginian captain and […]

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Roca Ghiesa – Prarostino

7 March 2014

Hi all! Maybe I’ve already recounted you about Prarostino, but a tiny review is always good: today we’re going right here, in a small hill town with 1200 inhabitant in the province of Torino, at the confluence between Chisone and Pellice valleys. Historical documents tell us that Waldesians lived in this area since early 16th […]

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