Cuneo is one of my favorite cities in Piedmont, I have no idea why but the mountains in the background are lovely and the city is great.
Everywhere you go, you will be able to see the hills Langhe and Roero and the beautiful mountains rivers called Gesso and Stura.
In the city you will breathe very good air from the mountains, the city center is so clean and well preserved that you would never wanna leave.
If you like to bike or hiking there are plenty of hills and mountains are that you go to the best trails ever.
Believe it or not, Cuneo is also a very famous place for the food, no one that got to this city ever complained of bad food.
The city can be discovered in a day and this gastronomic location will definitely impress you to the point that you will love it.
Cuneo What To Do
We can start our tour of Cuneo from the main square called Piazza Galimberti, (one of the biggest squares in Italy) from there you will be able to see a statue of Giuseppe Barbaroux, a famous lawyer from Cuneo.
In the main square, there are a lot of shops and beautiful buildings surrounded by beautiful mountains. The buildings that surround the square are mainly in neoclassical style, with terraces and decorations of Greco-Roman style.
The atmosphere that you will feel in this square, especially during Christmas time is pretty magic and unique.
It is rare to find a city where the mountains seem closer to the center like in Cuneo if you like to hike you can go on some trails with ease.
The Palazzo Della Torre is one of the most interesting buildings in the city of Cuneo, it was built in the early 1200s and from there you will be able to see a beautiful panorama.
Not too far from Cuneo, there is also an import Borgo called Mondovì, if you have time going to visit this place can be pretty nice.
This is a place that is very popular for the wine, you will find a nice little town and some of the greatest wine in the region.
The Castello Reale di Racconigi is a beautiful military Medieval castle that was transformed into a noble residence around 1400 AD and then abandoned until 1984.
You can find beautiful pictorial cycles present in the various rooms by artists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, mostly unknown.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Bosco,
Complesso Monumentale di San Francesco,
Santuario Della Madonna Degli Angeli,
Murals in Piazza Boves.
Food In Cuneo
As I mentioned before Cuneo is one of the top cities in Piedmont for food, in fact, a lot of people stop by to eat awesome food.
There is a lot of traditional region from this town, they have the mountains and wild vegetables and awesome truffles.
In the picture below you can find the Cuneesi Cholates with Rhum. These chocolates get the name from the city of Cuneo and they are sold everywhere in the world.
If you can’t feed yourself with chocolate we are going to list some of the most important dishes from the province of Cuneo.
Game meat, noble mushrooms, and large boiled meats, but also rarities such as snails or eels, are some of the most popular foods in Cuneo.
This city is pretty cold during the winter and it will be pretty popular to find Polenta and wild mushrooms to eat on the side.
Gnocci all’Ossolana are a mixture of white flour, chestnuts, eggs, and pumpkin pulp; from the dough, spread on a pastry board, the gnocchi will be made, cooked in salted water and seasoned with sautéed mushrooms, butter, and garlic.