| Maira Valley

The Museum of Pels in Elva

The Museum of Pels in Elva houses the memory of a unique trade which grew up in the mountains of the Maira Valley – that of the hair collectors.

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Palazzo Borelli

The baroque style palazzo in the centre of Demonte, preserves one of the most ancient sundials to be found in the Stura Valley on its exterior.

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Museum complex of the Great War and Resistance in Stura Valley

An exhibition itinerary which tells the history of the fascist war and of the partisan war in the Stura Valley.  It follows the path of a photographic exhibition accompanied by video contributions, military objects and equipment, memories of the war, numerous arms from the period, including a Breda machine gun, all of which give an idea of the material conditions in which the soldiers and partisans were living.

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Mizoun dal Countrabandìer

In the village of Ferrere, in the Argentera region in the upper Stura Valley, the “casa del contrabbandiere” – house of the smuggler – is a museum tour about the ancient and traditional practice of smuggling which was a typical activity practiced by the inhabitants of the upper Valley.

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Stura Valley

Sheep-farming Eco-museum

The Sheep Farming Eco-museum is in the hamlet of Pontebernardo, in the municipality of Pietraporzio, in the upper Stura Valley of Demonte.  A museum trail which tells of rearing livestock in the Stura Valley both in the past and today.

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Fort Albertino in the Stura Valley

The Fort Albertino is at Vinadio, in the upper Stura Valley, and is a masterpiece of military engineering and technology.  Built in just 11 years, it was completed in 1847 by Carlo Alberto of Savoy.
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Espaci Occitan, the Museum and Institute of Occitan Studies

The Espaci Occitan Institute of studies (Occitan Space) in Dronero is a centre that collects documents on Occitan culture located at the mouth of the Maira Valley.

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Museum of Hemp and Women’s crafts in Prazzo

Fremos travai e tero (women work and land).  Display of equipment and artefacts showing a talented and industrious culture.

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