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Aerial view, Cereseto Castle built by Riccardo Gualino, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Castello di Cereseto.

Cereseto Castle was built in the early twentieth century by Riccardo Gualino, a businessman. This hilltop castle in the small village of Cereseto had been his ownership until 1931 when it was confiscated by Mussolini’s fascist party. This castle has had many owners ever since. Province of Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy.

Aerial view, Cereseto Castle, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Castello di Cereseto, Piemonte, Italia.

Cereseto Castle. Province of Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy.

Aerial view, Fossano Castle, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Castello di Fossano, Piemonte, Italia.

The Castle of the Princes of Acaja dates back to the early fourteenth century. In the course of its history, this brick castle has been used as a ducal residence, a prison, a military barrack and since 1985 a regional public library. Fossano, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.

Aerial view, Fenestrelle Fort, Chisone Valley, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Val Chisone, Piemonte, Italia.

The Fenestrelle Fort is the largest alpine fortification, ranging in altitude from 1170m to 1740m. Built between 1728 and 1850, its intended purpose was to guard the narrow valley between the Duchy of Savoy and the Kingdom of France. Dell Valli Fortress (photo) is in the upper section of the Fenestrelle Fort, from its 1740-meter-high vantage point it dominates the town of Fenestrelle (elevation: 1150m) in the Chisone Valley. Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy.

Aerial view, Racconigi Castle, Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Castello.

When the ruling Savoy family moved to Turin in 1562, they started (and their successors) to build a series of prestigious residences in Turin and the countryside to demonstrate their power. This vast estate of 22 Residences of the Royal House of Savoy is on the Unesco World Heritage list. Racconigi Castle is on this list, it was the residence of the Carignano line of the House of Savoy. Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.

Aerial view, Pollenzo Castle, House of Savoy Unesco site, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Piemonte.

Church of San Vittore Martire and Pollenzo Castle. Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.

Aerial view, Sacro Monte di Crea, Unesco site, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Piemonte, Italia.

The Sacro Monte (Sacred Mountain) of Crea is a religious complex of the Christian faith built in 1589 on the site of a preexisting religious structure. Crea is on the Unesco World Heritage list as one of the nine Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy. These nine sanctuaries were built between the late sixteenth to seventeenth century as an alternative to the Holy Land. Serralunga di Crea, Province of Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Vicoforte Sanctuary, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Santuario di Vicoforte, Piemonte, Italia.

Vicoforte Sanctuary. Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Madonna del Sasso Sanctuary, Lake Orta, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Santuario della Madonna del Sasso, Lago di Orta, Piemonte, Italia.

Madonna del Sasso Sanctuary. Lake Orta, Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Oropa Sanctuary, Biella, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Santuario di Oropa, Piemonte, Italia.

Oropa Sanctuary. Biella, Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Oropa Sanctuary, Biella, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Santuario di Oropa, Piemonte, Italia.

Oropa Sanctuary. Biella, Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW of the Upper Basilica, Oropa Sanctuary, Biella, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA Santuario di Oropa, Italia.

Upper Basilica. Oropa Sanctuary, Biella, Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Saint Michael's Abbey, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Sacra di San Michele, Piemonte, Italia.

Saint Michael's Abbey. Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Saint Michael's Abbey, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Sacra di San Michele, Piemonte, Italia.

Saint Michael's Abbey. Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of a cathedral, Novara, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, basilica di San Gaudenzio, Piemonte, Italia.

The lofty (height: 121m) basilica of San Gaudenzio. Novara, Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Staffarda Abbey and Mount Viso, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Abbazia di Staffarda e Monviso - Monte Viso, Piemonte, Italia.

Staffarda Abbey and Mount Viso (elevation: 3841m). Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of the city of Saluzzo and Mount Viso, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Monviso - Monte Viso, Piemonte, Italia.

Saluzzo and Mount Viso (elevation: 3841m). Alps, Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of Mount Viso, italian Alps, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Monviso - Monte Viso, Alpi italiane, Piemonte, Italia.

Mount Viso (elevation: 3841m). Alps, Piedmont, Italy.

AERIAL VIEW photo of a sanctuary in Re, Piedmont, Italy. VEDUTA AEREA foto, Santuario, Piemonte, Italia.

Sanctuary of Madonna del Sangue. Re, Piedmont, Italy.

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