Casa Cavassa, nowadays municipal museum, was the stately home of deputy marquises Galeazzo and Francesco Cavassa.
The building was finely renovated at the beginning of the 16th century, as testified by the marble portal with wooden door sculpted by Matteo Sanmicheli, the richly frescoed vaulted chamber and the grisaille frescoes painted in the inner courtyard by the Flemish artist Hans Clemer.
At the end of the 19th century, the marquis Emanuele Tapparelli d’Azeglio (1816-1890) sponsored the restoration works and then donated the palace to the town so that it could become a museum.
Today the museum features 15 rooms with painted wooden ceilings, decorated walls, reproduction and period furniture. Among the works of art it is particularly noteworthly “Our Lady of Mercy”, an altarpiece by Clemer.
In the picturesque Piazzetta dei Mondagli, just outside the city walls built in 1280, there is the medieval house where the writer and the Risorgimento fighter Silvio Pellico was born.
In his family’s flat, on the first floor, you can admire a Neoclassical room, featuring tempera paintings on the ceiling and the walls and a mosaic floor in Venetian style.
After the skilled restoration, nowadays Casa Cavassa is a cultural and literary center.
via San Giovanni 5
12037 Saluzzo (CUNEO)
telephone: (+39) 0175 41455
from April to September
on Tuesday and Wednesday- visits at 11 am and 4 pm
Thursday-Sunday- visits at 10 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 6 pm
from October to March
on Tuesday and Wednesday- visits at 11 am and 3 pm
Thursday-Sunday- visits at 10 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 5 pm
Full ticket € 5.00
Reduced ticket € 2.50 ( >60 anni, +Eventi, FAI, TCI, groups, schools)
Free: schools of Saluzzo, <18 years (within a family group), art and architectural students, ICOM members, disables, Turin-Piedmont Museum subscription