Located south-west of Turin, near the French border, Cuneo is ax excellent starting point for those wishing to exploring the beautiful countryside of Piedmont. Cuneo is built along the valleys of the rivers Stura di Demonte and Gesso, which meet in the town itself. Explore the wide streets that remind of the Renaissance style and the small, historical old-town, remains of the 12th century fortified town around which the modern city developed over time.Start your visit from Piazza Galimberti, the large central square surrounded by arcades and historical buildings. Now home to the Town Museum, the Church of Saint Francis and its associated monastic buildings are excellent examples of Cuneo’s medieval architecture.
Cuneo boasts a wonderful countryside with valleys and picturesque villages that attract many visitors who look for history and local tradition. Exlore the many highlights of the surroundings, such as the Valle Gesso and the Valle Stura (best known for the rare flowers that grow here) which are both found south and west of Cuneo towards France, and Valle Maira heading north. Also, be sure not to miss typical villages, such as Mondovì, Alba, and Vernante.