Conte Rosso square

In the XIIth century they built the so-called Borgo Nuovo of which Conte Rosso Square was the organizational centre and the place where markets and fairs were kept (the medieval “platea fori”).
Even nowadays this square, whose name originates from the nickname of Amedeo VII of Savoy, is lined with buildings with medieval pointed arcades (XIII – XV centuries) with Baroque architectural extensions. There is also a monumental well of the XIVth century. The remains of the castle dominate the square.

Piazza Conte Rosso
10051 Avigliana (TO)

At the back of the square there is Holy Cross Church, on the left side there is the Town Hall and on the right side there is Beccaccini House, which once was the centre of the financial offices and of the branch of Cassa di Risparmio Bank and is now used as a holiday house. On the right side there is also the Picco Nursery School, which once was the seat of the one-hundred-year trade union of Avigliana.
In 1926 in this square a Neo-Gothic war memorial by the architect Corrado Meano was inaugurated but it was later displaced into the parking area in Umberto I street.


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