Castrum Hengroniae – Angrogna

15 September 2017

Hi kids! The walk I’d like to suggest today is really going to be an adventure ’cause we will try together to find a missing place (…that maybe never even existed)! The Castrum Hengroniae, which is a Latin name meaning “Angrogna Castle”, is a mysterious building destroyed in 1332, where an inquisitor (a person who […]

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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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Perrero – Villasecca temple

15 July 2016

Hi all! Today I’m going to tell you an interesting story: we’ll talk about the temple of Villasecca in Perrero, in Val San Martino. At the beginning of their history, the Waldensians of this valley had to face many difficulties. In the middle of the 16th century the local feudal lords, the brothers Carlo and […]

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Temples – Prali

23 October 2015

Hello everybody! Today I want to tell you about two temples: the first one is very modern, while the other one is ancient and with long and interesting history. When you get to the square of Prali, in Germanasca Valley, you can immediately see a temple with a large stone façade: that’s the place of […]

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Angrogna administrative centre temple

25 September 2015

Hi! Today I am in Angrogna (in Torino province) to tell you something about the Waldesian temple which rises up in the middle of the town. As you can see, the name of the temple is traditionally “he one of the centre”, to distinguish from another Waldesian religious building located in the same town, and, […]

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Valdesina goes on holiday! Pinerolo – Via dei Mille

6 June 2014

Hi! Do you remember my journey outside from the Valleys some weeks ago? In that post I recounted you about my visit to the Temple of Piazza Cavour in Rome. Today, on the contrary, I won’t go too far, in fact I’m going to tell you something about the Temple of Via dei Mille in […]

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Valdesina goes on holiday! Rome – Cavour Square

4 April 2014

Hello! You know what?! Today I allowed myself a little vacation! I took my suitcase, I got on the train and I reached the capital city of Italy, Rome! More precisely, I came to visit the Waldensian temple of Cavour Square… just because this year occurs its centenary, as it was inaugurated on February 8th, […]

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The temple of Pradeltorno – Angrogna

21 February 2014

Hi guys! Today we are back in Angrogna Valley, more precisely in Pradeltorno, an important site of Waldensian history. I’m gonna tell you the history of its temple, which was built in 1876, and which is located on the rock that gives its name to the village, overlooking the town from above. …actually, have you […]

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The temple of Roccapiatta – Prarostino

27 December 2013

Hi guys! Today we’re going to talk about the origins of the Waldesian temple of Roccapiatta, which has been built in the 16th century near to Rostagni hamlet. And about the establishing place I’d like to recount you a funny story… In 1561, after many years of resistance to the persecutions, Waldesians had a truce […]

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Waldensian temple – Rorà

13 December 2013

Hi guys! Don’t you want to know where we are today? We are back in Rorà, because we are going to talk about the Waldensian temple. You ought to know that all of Waldensian religious buildings hide some kind of tale, and today I’d like to tell you one that belongs to here. The temple […]

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