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The town of Carignano (8700 inhabitants) is situated on the left bank of the river Po approximately 20 Km. from Torino and within the Regional Parco Fluviale (park of the river). It has roman origins, as it was founded in 281 a. D. by Carino, son of the Roman Emperor Caro. Its centre is of typical piemontese style, characterized by an ancient core with medieval arcades and a baroque cathedral, designed by B. Alfieri. The towns surroundings offer sites of architectural and naturalistic interest, it is also possible to reach Torino easily, as there are frequent coaches to the city.
By car: from Torino, take the ring-road “Tangenziale Torino-Sud” and exit for “Statale 20 – La Loggia”. At the exit of the ring-road turn right and follow the “Strada Statale” for approximately 12 km. To reach follow the street sigus. By bus: if you arrive at Torino Porta Nuova train station, there are good coach connections to the town. From the station, leave on the right and follow “Via Nizza” for approximately 300 m., past the station post offices. The coach leaves from “Largo Marconi” every 20 min. Monday to Saturday ; it's blue and has “ATI” written on in yellow. Buy the ticket on the coach, from the driver. The destination written on the coach can vary: Carignano, Carmagnola, Saluzzo or Cuneo. All are fine.


Racconigi Racconigi used to be the place where the Italian royal family spent the summer holidays. The last king of Italy, Umberto II, was born there in 1904. It has got a wonderful castle surrounded by the royal park, it is very rich in historical buildings such as churches and the town hall. Racconigi is also well known thanks to its Oasi LIPU where more than one hundred storks live and reproduce.
By car,you must follow the south ring-road of Torino and enter the Torino-Savona motorway. At Carmagnola you must get out of the motorway, turn left and right and follow the signals for Racconigi. By train,you can get off at Racconigi station in the line Torino-Savona.

The Albiano castle is 7 Km far from Ivrea, in the district of Torino. It is situated on the top of the hill and it overlooks not only tha plain, but also the Alps. The castle dates back to 1600 and what you seetoday is the result of many works. The furniture is very simple and it is decorated with religious pictures which make the visitors meditate. All around the castle walls,there are woods, grazing grounds, orchards and vineyards.
By car, while you drive down the Torino-Aosta motorway, you must get the Ivrea-Santhià way and get out at Albiano. Then you must follow the signals for castello. By train, from Torino you must get off at Ivrea station.

The name Caraglio, little town near Cuneo, first appeared in a document which dates back to 1018. But since the first century B.C. people have lived there and made business. In 1372 the Italian royal family conquered the town and, since then, it has influenced its history. In the second half of the XIX th century Caraglio became a very important industrial centre, where silk was produced in the “filatoio rosso”. Today this building holds exhibitions. The volunteers will clean, give some products against the woodworms and put some wax on wooden furniture which is in S. Maria of the Angles Church in Caraglio. They will also clean the “Garden of the Simples” in the park of the Cappuccini 's monastery and will tidy some paths and greenhouses in the park of the Roccolo castle.