Art and Culture

Day of the archaeological heritage of the Susa Valley – energies and life

The thirteenth day of the Archaeological Heritage of the Susa Valley will have as its theme “Energy and life”. For each of the archaeological sites participating in the initiative, a link will be created between the theme and the chronology of reference: Prehistory, the Roman Age, the Middle Ages and the Modern Age. Themed animations, demonstrations, theatrical performances, narrations will be organized at the sites.

Avigliana’s proposals:

Castle: guided tours departures at 10.00, 14.30 and 16.30 by the Aviglianese Archaeological Association (A3). Meeting in front of the town hall in Piazza Conte Rosso, duration of the visit 1 hour and 30 minutes, the visits are dramatized by the Borgo Vecchio association of Avigliana

Archaeological excavation workshop activities: 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm at the simulated archaeological site at the foot of the Avigliana castle by the Arte Restauro e Archeologia association (ARA)

Priory and Church of San Bartolomeo: guided tours every hour by the A3 association, meeting point in the hamlet of San Bartolomeo al lago piccolo. Exhibition “Prehistory in Val di Susa in honor of Aureliano Bertone”, info or

Ex Dinamitificio Nobel: opening of the Museum with guided tours (booking recommended by contacting the tourist office): 9.30 – 10.15 – 11 – 14.15 – 15.45

5.00 pm: VisRabbia social space area near the museum, “twenty years of activity of the ecomuseum of the former Nobel dynamite factory, a symbolic place of industrial archeology between memory and new perspectives for cultural and social enhancement”. Speeches by Andrea Archinà, mayor of Avigliana and Silvio Amprino, president of the Amici di Avigliana association.

5.30 pm: NOBEL OBLIGE. Explosive stories in Avigliana at the end of the 19th century. Theatrical performance by Mauro Cavagliato, Roberta Fonsato, Rosanna Galleggiante. In case of bad weather the show will be held in the Church of the Sant’Agostino health center. Following a witness: Gian Vinassa tells … historical documentation distributed by the Amici di Avigliana association

Here are the other participating sites:
■ Almese – Roman Villa and Ricetto di San Mauro
■ Bardonecchia – “Tur d’Amun” archaeological park
■ Borgone Susa – “Il Moometto”, Romanesque chapel of San Valeriano
■ Bruzolo – Ancient forge
■ Bussoleno – Varesio mill
■ Caselette – Roman villa
■ Cesana torinese – House of the Tombstones
■ Chiusa San Michele – Former Chapel of San Giuseppe
and Lombard walls
■ Condove – Castle of the Green Count, Church of San Pietro, Church of San Rocco, Fucina Col, Ethnographic Museum with “La Ghindana” Mocchie
■ Gravere – Rugèt mine
■ Novalesa – Archaeological Museum of the Abbey of SS. Pietro and Andrea
■ Oulx – Delfinal tower
■ Salbertrand – Colombano Romean Ecomuseum, Martinet hydraulic mill
■ Susa – Historical-archaeological sites
■ Vaie – Laboratory Museum of Prehistory

Information: Susa Valley. Treasures of Alpine Art and Culture Secretariat: tel. 0122/622640 • •


25 Sep 2022


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