TRIORA

quite simply

A PLACE

Triora is a charming medieval village located in the province of Imperia on the Western side of the Ligurian Riviera. It is perched on a hill at an altitude of about 800m above sea level in the magnificent Argentina Valley. Although its population counts just over 200 people, it has an extensive territory including many interesting hamlets. The mountainous terrain surrounding Triora was once farmed but is now home to luxuriant woods and unique landscapes. The name Triora originates from the Latin “Tria-ora” and refers to Cerberus the three-headed dog from Greek mythology. Since the mid 1500s it has become known as “The Village of the Witches” due to its tragic past. However, Triora is not only about the Witch Trials. The interesting history of the village is merely an incentive to visit and discover the wonders of a PLACE which along with its people, its traditions and culture is quite unique.

THE ARGENTINA VALLEY

a magical valley...

The Argentina Valley extends to the foot of Mount Saccarello which at 2201m is the highest point in Liguria and is part of the Ligurian Alps. The mountains form an administrative border between the provinces of Imperia and Cuneo and a State border between Italy and France. The Argentina Valley is considered by many to be a remarkable and enchanted place.

DISCOVER ITS PAST

to appreciate its modern appeal

ITS ORIGINS

The oldest archaeological artefacts testifying to human activity around Triora date back to the Neolithic age, between the year 3800 and 3000 BC. In those days, Northern Italy was the epicentre of the so-called “Culture of the Square-Mouthed vases”

CONTINUA A LEGGERE

TRIORA A BORDER

between reality and mystery, the understandable and the inexplicable, the sacred and the profane

A SURROUNDING WALL

encloses history, cobbled lanes and fragments of an ancient civilization..

Saint Bernard's Church

with Judgement and Passion, art becomes history

The building dates back to the beginning of the XV century and dedicated to St. Bernard who in those days roamed the roads of Italy and Liguria preaching the gospel. Inside the church precious 15th century frescoes by various artists including Giovanni Canavesio from Pinerolo depict the seven deadly sins with the Last Judgement and the Passion of the Christ as background themes along with hell and the vault of heaven. Moreover you can admire scenes from the life of Christ and his Crucifixion as well as the limbo and St. Christopher.

CORNERS TO VISIT

  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES’ CAVE

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  • SLATE PORTALS

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  • THE COLLEGIATA

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  • Palazzo Stella

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  • THE ANCIENT OVEN

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  • MES – ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT

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  • Oratory of S. Giovanni Battista

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  • THE CASTLE

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  • Chiesa di Santa Caterina

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  • Il Poggio della Croce

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  • La Fontana Soprana

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  • San Dalmazzo

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  • Palazzo Stella

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  • CABOTINA

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LE TRADIZIONI E LE STORIE VIVONO NELLE PICCOLE FRAZIONI DI TRIORA

  • Creppo

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  • Bregalla

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  • Cetta

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  • Goina

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  • Realdo

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  • Verdeggia

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  • Monesi

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  • Loreto

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