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Amazing history restored

Visited the site in early spring it is a quick visit 45-60 min. There are a few small artisans in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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An unspoilt Gem!

We have been visiting the Piemonte area for as long as I remember 30 years at least and never heard... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
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Old buildings with historical reenactments
Piazza Castello, 13878 Candelo, Italy
+39 015 253 6728
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the site in early spring it is a quick visit 45-60 min. There are a few small artisans in the ricetto that are worth a visit. In early spring the restaurants were not open. Very interesting perspective into western European life/housing in the medieval...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location, poorly maintained. The vast majority of shops was closed, dirty streets with ravaged trash bins, dangling electric wires outside the buildings, and the list could go on. What stood out the most was the overall lack of care in the detail, and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting the Piemonte area for as long as I remember 30 years at least and never heard of Candelo!It is a remarkable medieval little town completely unspoilt!It seems that it is more busy on weekends and on specific celebrations!End of November beggining...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 753pavlina
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Close to the beautiful Alpine landscape around Biella (and close to both Milan and Turin) you can find this small walled town. Beautiful small medieval constructions, nice restaurants, quiet atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank albertobW2897EL
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Have only been there in the evening when the shops are closed, but have hear there are some nice shops. It is still an amazing place and very well preserved, it really brings you back to the medival era with its ancient fortification. It's also...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Maj-Britt W
Reviewed August 27, 2016

"Ricetto" is a small fortified area located in towns and villages used to shelter products, livestock, farming equipment as local depot and people in case of attacks from enemies. This one is particularly interesting since is the only one to maintain medieval structure as per...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Tualie
Reviewed April 8, 2016

It is like traveling back in the past. We accidentally found this town but we can recommend a visit.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Nepos56
Reviewed November 16, 2015

One of the most beautiful medieval borough in Piedmont. A visit is really worth it, even to taste a typical menu!

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Mattia V
Reviewed September 18, 2015

A medieval village of the 14th century. Romantic and full of character. A must visit if in the area. Feast are held in September, easter and christmas and it makes the visit more worth it.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Sagipearl
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very impressive ancient town. Has been restored but, as a result, is virtually 100% complete. Atmospheric: it is easy to imagine Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet being staged here and I understand the old town is often used as a film set. The most impressive place...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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