Pinerolo: land of art, culture and lots of sports
Pinerolo is located at the center of the “Pinerolese” region, which stretches from the Turin belt to the border with France; a territory of territories, characterized by a plural identity, it offers itself to visitors with a varied and interesting cultural and environmental heritage. Visiting the city means discovering its medieval heart, its Savoy history, the three French dominations up to the birth of the Cavalry School. A city permeated with history, full of charm, with its medieval streets, its excellent pastry shops and its great markets. At the foot of the mountains and a stone’s throw from the plains, it is a starting point for some of Piedmont’s most interesting cycling routes in the plains and mountains, a place of crafts, art and sports in all its forms.
In fact, the city was the Olympic venue for all the Curling competitions on the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games calendar and the first Olympic outpost in Val Chisone, a valley where the former competition venues of Pragelato and Sestriere are also located. Among sports, Pinerolo boasts a tradition in curling, volleyball, which has just been promoted to the A1 series, and soccer. Finally, it is also a city of great cycling, several times a stage of the Giro d’Italia and also the Tour of France. It recently hosted the Touch Run of the XXXVII Special Olympics National Summer Games and the Giro d’Italia Under 23.