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ALPS, LAKES AND SEA BETWEEN FLORENCE AND ROME ROME & NAPOLS SICILY SARDINIA
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IVREA

IVREA, an ancient city on the banks of the tumultuous Dora River, which was the capital of the short-lived Italic kingdom of Berengarius It and Arduinus (966-1011).

Buildings to be visited include the handsome Castle (XIV cent.), an austere reddish pile, with cylindrical crenelated towers, and the very ancient Cathedral with its octagonal dome and two sturdy towers (inside, an Adoration by Defendente Ferrari).

Beyond Ivrea, the Canavese plain narrows as we climb the valley of the Dora: this is the road along which the legions passed betxvecn Rome and Gaul, and it is, therefore, strewn with Roman bridges, archways and inscriptions. Massive medieval castles dot the countryside up as far as the Alpine passes.

Some 11 miles from Ivrea is the town of Pont Saint Martin with its Roman bridge (130 B.C.) and 9 miles further on, the town of Vertes, with its Tower of St. Gilles, Castle and medieval houses. It is worth going the extra mile to Issogne, where, in a breathtaking position, stands the most beautiful Castle in the Val d'Aosta, with a remarkable arcaded courtyard, XV century frescoes showing scenes of everyday life, and magnificent original furnishings.

After another 3 miles, we reach Saint Vincent, a famous holiday resort, with a Roman bridge. Passing through Chatillon (with another castle) and Nits, we rearch 1,5 miles) the mighty Castle of Ferris also containing beautiful frescoes.

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STAGES OF THE CIRCUIT:
"THE ALPS, THE LAKES, THE SEA"

Turin
Ivrea
Aosta
Novara
Lago of Orta
Lago Maggiore
Milan
Pavia
Genova
Savona

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