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Ricetto di Candelo, Candelo
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Ricetto di Candelo represented for the medieval citizens of Piedmont a place to store grain, wine, and even themselves in the event of attack. The local feudal lords never intended it as regular housing. Two hundred cells take up 13,000 sq m (140,000 sq ft). The historical records first mention this structure more than a millennium ago. Visitors get drawn into the past because of how well preserved this site is. Try the antipasti at the restaurant inside. Make Ricetto di Candelo a part of your Candelo vacation plans using our Candelo travel itinerary maker.
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  • A dip in the middle ages. One of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy. Very well preserved. It is nice to walk in the streets well catered for
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  • Fortified village that bears witness to the past of the area. Well preserved inside are craft shops and small restaurants. The town offers several car parks nearby, within the ricetto the roads are all gravel and someone may have stability issues. Note positivism, there are public toilets.
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  • Ricetto of Candelo has the charm of an intact testimony of yore. Silent and solitary, as was almost always at the time of his full activity, given that came alive only in times of wars and invasions. In fact this village (and I do not know whether it is correct to call it so) just needed to store goods and collected for to protect them from possible looting and was financed by local residents and not by some Prince or feudal Lord as usual then. The fact that it was never inhabited permanently, allowed to remain intact over the centuries and still provide a good example of the medieval world. So the tourist fond (refrain those seeking workshops all over where to buy shoddy goods produced somewhere) can immerse themselves in an atmosphere still fully intact. From over two hundred two-storey buildings all straight and perpendicular streets intersected by some pretty soon, you'll find a few artisans who create their works under your eyes and a couple of places to eat, which did not affect the environment. To see.
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  • Fairytale, a walk through the rue (ways of the ricetto) will call at peace with the world. Within the ricetto held many activities and events, there is also some great little restaurant
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  • Pro loco territorial and common fans that this place is one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. Many artisans, restaurants and bars are creating yet another reason to attend the village
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  • A place to enjoy the medieval atmosphere, Picturing the everyday lives of ordinary people. During the week you can enjoy the silence but lacks a bit of animation involving the visitor.
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  • Great setting, quaint and well maintained. This shelter hosts theme parties throughout the year: note those of wine, beer and flowers ... craft of all kinds especially local. Not to be missed
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  • It is a place to turn back time, home to many events related to the territory of Candelo and more. To see!
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