Triora tourism, what to see in the village of witches


Information for visiting Triora, where it is, climatic characteristics and history, interesting places to see the main attractions.

Guide Triora

Triora Liguria is an inland village in Liguria, including in the province of Imperia and located within the Argentina Valley at an altitude of 780 meters above sea level which makes the mountain climate and characterized by considerable daily temperature. It is distinguished by the characteristics houses overhanging the slope and to have had a strategic defensive position in the past.

Triora is also famous for being the land of witches with the many references in the country who remember this particular aspect, from the Ethnographic Museum of Witchcraft and where there are important evidence of the past.

In the history of the town is part of the process to 30 women accused of witchcraft in 1587, a time when there was a tendency to attribute blame to various disasters in some woman accused of possessing evil powers. Consider that even now you can see the country in a few places where traditionally it is said that witches gather together, including the walls of the town and the fortress Cabotina.

What to visit Triora

Monuments and interesting places to visit are the typical street of the historic village, the Church of San Bernardino, which dates back to 1400, with a facade that includes a porch with three arches composed of columns and an interior with some Renaissance frescoes attributed to the painter Giovanni Canavesio The Church of St. Anthony Abbot, the Church of San Dalmazzo, Church of Our Lady of Grace in 1100, the Santa Caterina in 1300, the Church of St. Augustine in 1614 and the Collegiate Assumption, which is traditionally said to have been built over a temple antecedent type pay.

This church, originally Romanesque Gothic nave and two aisles, was successvamente transformed, making a single nave. In 1837 it was heavily retouched the façade, covering it in slabs of local black stone. Ancient appearance remains the portal with pointed arch, made with blocks of slate and white marble inserts. Inside, in the baptistery, houses a beautiful picture of a gold background painter Taddeo di Bartolo, depicting Jesus Christ and St. John the Baptist in the rite of baptism at the Jordan and dating back to 1397.

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