Brief history of Savigliano
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Ufficio Turistico I.A.T. di Savigliano
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Via Sant’Andrea, 53
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Ufficio Turistico di Savigliano

Savigliano is one of the main towns on the Cuneo plain. It has a population of about 20,000 inhabitants. The main artistic traces of its historical centre and the surrounding territory are the consequence of a past rich in history: it was initially inhabited by Celtic-Ligurian people, and then conquered by the Romans. Thanks to its geographic position it was particularly exposed to conflicts with the Marquisate of Saluzzo. Between the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth century there was an important flourishing of culture and art documented by the paintings of the so called “Savigliano School”. The local nobility, having achieved authoritative positions at Court, rebuilt palaces in town and mansions in the countryside in late mannerist or baroque style. With the demolition of the fortified walls around the town – at the beginning of the eighteenth century – Savigliano lost its role as military stronghold and also the position of prestige that it had occupied among the towns of Piedmont. A hundred years later, the town became a remarkable centre of important textile and mechanical productions and the arrival of the railway (1853) offered new possibilities of traffic and connections. The first plants for the rolling stock production were transformed in 1880 into the Società Nazionale delle Officine di Savigliano (SNOS). Among the illustrious personalities born in the town, we find Santorre di Santa Rosa, hero of the revolutionary uprisings movements in 1821, and Giovanni Schiaparelli, one of the most important astronomy experts in Italy.
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