Casale Monferrato (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈzaːle momferˈraːto]) is a town in the Piedmont region in Italy, in the province of Alessandria. It is situated about 60 km (37 mi) east of Turin on the right bank of the Po, where the river runs at the foot of the Montferrat hills. Beyond the river lies the vast plain of the Po valley.
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When approaching this attraction, you are stunned that the entrance is so plain. Once you are inside you realize how important this building was to the Jewish community. The history of the Sinagoga and the many stories associated with it are extremely interesting. Unfortunately, the Jewish community is down to only seven people. Hopefully, this building can survive to provide future generations with this important history.
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Beautiful Cathedral, well maintained and restorated. Unfortunately I had not scheduled a guided tour and therefore had to visit what was open at that time on my own.
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This Synagogue was built in 1595. Guidebooks call it one of the most beautiful in Europe. I agree.
The Synagogue is lovingly maintained by 7 people comprising the entire local Jewish community. Their devotion to the building, museum and cultural outreach is remarkable. Tour guides to the museum are unpaid, non-Jewish volunteers. The Synagogue tour is usually done by one of the 4 older members of the congregation. One went to high school and college in Wisconsin, email ahead and see if she can give your tour unless you speak Italian. The love of this small cadre for the building and all it represents adds to a wonderful experience.
You must see the marvelous display of Menorahs in the basement gallery. An incredible artistic display of variations on the simple theme of 9 candles. Apparently there are over 100 in the collection, not all are on display. My favorites were the dancing rabbis, the split violin and the bees.
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This tower dominates the Casale Monferrato skyline and is a very impressive structure. Apparently a tower has been at that location for almost 1000 years, but was reconstructed after fire destroyed the original.
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Esternamente è caratterizzata da una grande cupola, formato da colonne, poste in prossimità della portale. Vi è una decorazione in stucco, che modella i due piani della facciata.
L'interno è a croce greca, caratterizzato da un gruppo scultoreo in marmi che raffigura la Vergine Assunta. Molto belle le pareti, abbellite da affreschi.
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The Museo Civico is situated in the ancient convent of Santa Croce. It is divided in two sections: the Pinacoteca that exposes a precious series of paintings, and the Gipsoteca Leonardo Bistolfi, one of the few Italian collections able to illustrate the creative of a sculptor in his completeness.
Ed eccoci infine arrivati al Museo Civico, ospitato da…una chiesa sconsacrata..
Il Museo nasce come data storica negli anni dieci del 1900, ma già nella seconda metà dell’ottocento, la città vantava una prima collezione. Infatti il patrimonio è costituito tutto da collezioni provenienti da privati. Fra queste la più importante è sicuramente la Gipsoteca di Leonardo Bistolfi, donata alla fine degli anni ’50 da un noto banchiere della città. Nella Gipsoteca abbiamo potuto apprezzare moltissimi bozzetti in gesso e terracotta, disegni, oltre che modelli in bronzo e marmo. Assolutamente da visitare !
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We were lucky to be there for a religious festivity and we enjoyed the community feeling there is in this town. Everyone knows each other and contributes in one way or another
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This park is the former site of the plant that produced deadly asbestos that was used in the construction of thousands of buildings in Italy. The Eternot company apparently eventually learned about the problems its product was causing and ignored them, for profiting reasons. To this day, that company has not admitted responsibility, and former employees and building inhabitants continue to die. The park itself is not spectacular but is still a good monument to the people who have suffered.
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If you are able to access these caves they are quite amazing. Some are in family homes, some are in current wineries (such as Ricardo Coppo or Mazzetti d'Altavilla). Truly amazing how people dug these caves out to store their wine.
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Sicuramente uno dei più belli palazzi casalesi. Sede di un circolo e di un ristorante. È stato anche sede di alcune riprese del.film Un posto sicuro , riguardante la tragedia dell' amianto.
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