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Land of castles, churches, towers and shelters, the Canavese country shows a part rich in history: travelling through the well known circuit of the castles in a journey into time and space, you can live over again political events, court affaires, anecdotes and legends, from the middle ages up to the magnificence and severity of the Savoia dinasty, in the shadow of imposing towers, powerful embattled walls and green parks.

From our Bed & Breakfast you can easily reach Caravino and the castle of Masino, that was rebuilt in the eighteenth century and is now under the protection of the Italian Fund for Environment: the castle preserves the large halls with frescoes and the coats of arms of the Valperga family.
The Canavese is also well known for its historical-religious roads: the most important is the medieval pilgrims road (via Francigena), the itinerary that medieval pilgrims used to follow to reach Rome, seat of Papacy and of the most important sanctuaries of christianity.
In particular Piverone was an important stop for the pilgrims going from the north to Rome or to Santiago de Compostela on the via Francigena.

Discovering the beauty of the area riding a mountain bike or a city bike is one of the opportunities the Bed & Breakfast offers to its guests. There are very charming routes: quiet flat country roads and gentle hills which are easy to ride to any kind of cyclist, even to a child. The itineraries that we suggest, go through one of the hearts of the Canavese wine productions, the Erbaluce area, which produces three famous DOC wines (Caluso, Caluso passito and Caluso spumante); those itineraries also show you natural beauties of great interest, like Viverone lake, the Serra of Ivrea and the other six small but charming lakes of Ivrea.