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Old Saluzzo was ruled by a Marchese in medieval times. Here we are at the gate of his House in the periferi of the Medieval town - up on the hill top as medieval rulers liked it. It's a cold winter's day with a light fog.
In the Carolingian age it became the residence of a count; later it became the marquisate of Saluzzo (from 1142 to 1548). The marquisate ruled the territory lying between the Alps, the Po and the Stura, and was extended on several occasions. In the Middle Ages it had a turmoiled existence, often being in conflict with powerful neighbours, chiefly the Counts of Savoy
The Marquisate of Saluzzo is the setting of Boccaccio's tale of Griselda, the final story in the Decameron, as well as Chaucer's Clerk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales

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  • Copyright: frank Henry lisborg (unclehotshot) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 45] (179)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-12-01
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-12 0:33
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