©

Fossano trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Fossano

Trip Planner Europe  /  Italy  /  Piedmont  /  Province of Cuneo  /  Fossano
(4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews for 9 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, nightlife
Fossano is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. It is the fourth largest town of the Province of Cuneo, after Cuneo, Alba and Bra.It lies on the main railway line from Turin to Cuneo and to Savona, and has a branch line to Mondovì.Chief industries of the town include confectionery (with Italian industries Balocco and Maina), chemicals, metallurgy, and textiles.HistoryFossano appeared as a commune in 1236, founded by a Guelph league of cities, but in 1251 had to yield to Asti. In 1304 it was acquired by the Marquisate of Saluzzo. It finally surrendered in 1314 to Filippo d'Acaia, whose successor handed it over to the house of Savoy.EtymologyThe name Fossano could be the transformation of the name "locus" or "fundus faucianus", from the Roman first name Faucius, or derive from the word "fossato", in Piedmontese "fossà", from which "fossan" .The sinkings are in fact characteristic of the hill on which the first city village rose. The historians agree speaking about “great ditch of the Chiotto”in dialect Ciot, hole, pit... Another alternative hypothesis is that the name comes from the latin “fons sana", to indicate the presence in the proximitiy of a drinkable water spring.
Add Fossano and other destinations in Italy to your travel plans using our Italy itinerary builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Fossano

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Fossano

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Fossano:
Sightseeing, historic sites, wineries
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Shopping, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wineries, sightseeing, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Province of Cuneo

16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cinque Terre, Alba & Milan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Monterosso Grana BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Monterosso Grana BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Pollenzo & Turin BY A USER FROM MALTA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cuneo BY A USER FROM ITALY February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Barolo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Langhe & Roero BY A USER FROM ITALY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News