Imagine the perfect location for a story that unites history, passion, and duels, with a fortress nestled upon high ground, below which battles rage on until those besieged within finally surrender. All of this could happen in Avigliana, among what are now the ruins of its castle, which was destroyed in 1691 by general Catinat’s troops. These impressive and majestic ruins still manage to create an evocative atmosphere of a time gone by. The small town of Avigliana is surrounded by the unusually beautiful landscapes nestled within the Regional National Park of Avigliana. This area presents a stunning variety of landscapes. You'll gaze upon lakes, forests and expanses of flat land; your heart will be filled with well-being and a sense that here you have found authenticity.