Porticoes - typically Piedmontese?
My employers at Assimil recommended me to go for a walk in Chivasso before taking the train back home, in order to see its typical portici. This left me quite astonished because I had always thought that porticoes were typical for my region Veneto (where they form the lower part of some buildings - have a look at my Rovigo page) and of Bologna, the city with the longest sequence of porticoes.
When I told them about this, they smiled because they thought the same about their region! Anyway, the Chivasso porticoes are really beautiful and in better condition than those in Rovigo. However, I still think they are typical for Veneto: you will find them in every city, town and village of my region.
Traditional food shops
During your walk across the streets of Chivasso, you will see many traditional food shops like the ones in these pics.
The first photo shows a delicatessen shop, the second a cheese shop and the third its sign (the inscription says: "The ancient shop of cheese").
Blessed Angelo Carletti from Chivasso
This statue stands in a street in Chivasso. It portrays Blessed Angelo Carletti, who was born there in 1411 from a noble family. When he was 23, he give up his studies in law and devoted himself to God. He sold all the properties of his family and became a Franciscan in Genua. That is when he took the name of Angelo. He did a lot for the poor people and wrote some important theological works, before dying in Cuneo in 1495.
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