Hotels in Rivarolo Canavese

Rivarolo Canavese Details

Rivarolo Canavese is a historic community in the Province of Turin, in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. The subalpine area known as the Canavese was once of strategic importance. The 14th century Castle of Malgra in Rivarolo Canavese was built by the powerful counts of San Martino when they ruled the Canavese. Visitors staying at quaint budget hotels in Rivarolo Canavese can easily get to the other historic sites in town. The Church of San Michele Arcangelo dates back to 1759. It was designed by the famous Italian architect of the Rococo Period, Bernardo Antonio Vittone, whose work can be seen throughout his native Piedmont. Visitors in Rivarolo can also see the Church and Convent of San Francesco. There they can see the fresco Adoration of the Child by the Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Martino Spanzotti of Lombardy.Visitors who book cheap hotels in Rivarolo Canavese through can use this community as a base from which to explore the rest of the Cavanese area, which is famous for its old churches and castles. In the small community of Sparone you can see the Romanesque Church of Santa Croce. This medieval church has some remarkable Gothic frescoes. In nearby Ivrea you can see a 14th century castle that was built by Amadeus VI of Savoy. In 1676 one of the towers exploded when ammunition being stored in it was ignited by lightning. It was never repaired.