Famous characters

Born in Bra on May 1 of the 1928, Edoardo Mosca has been for forty years one of the leading figures in the cultural life of the city. Still very young he participated in the activities of the most important cultural institutions, as well as collaborating over time with the main city newspapers. Esteemed first professor and then dean, in the 1952 the municipal administration entrusts him with the task of setting up the civic library at the headquarters of the longest established cultural institution in the city, the Craveri museum, of which he will become director only two years later. Not yet thirty, for his prolific activity, he receives in the 1957 the prize for the culture of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, founding in it the association "Friends of the Museum". The following year, he will receive from the superintendency to antiquities and monuments the task of an honorary inspector for the study, excavation and cataloging of the finds found in the Pollenzo district, following excavation campaigns that the same Moscow directed in the town, with findings found today in the halls of the Palazzo Traversa museum.

In the dual role of a committed man and teacher, he promotes the instance for building the building that will host the school of via Serra, where he will become the principal school in 1965. Collaborator of the Medieval History Institute of the University of Turin's Magisterium Faculty contributed to the formation of many braid students even in the academic sphere, while in the 1971 the division of the two sections of the Treble Museum, a historical-archaeological and other naturalistic , makes Moscow the first director of the historical-archaeological museum. He was the founder of the folklorid band, bringing the twirling sports discipline into town today, one of the flagships of the city's competitive landscape. Edoardo Mosca died 23 February 1992 and his memory is also dedicated to elementary school in via Montegrappa.

Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo born in 3 May 1786 in Bra. Son of a cloth merchant originally from Barcellonette, French commune of the Alpes de Haute Provence department. The first of twelve children, six of whom died at an early age, learned from the mother the principles of the Christian life. His adolescence was influenced by events related to the French Revolution and the invasions of Napoleon I, so much of his priestly studies took place in hiding.

Giuseppe Cottolengo was ordained a priest 8 June 1811 in the chapel of the seminary in Turin and appointed his deputy to Corneliano d'Alba. He resumed his theological studies until he reached the degree with praise and praise the 14 May 1816. In 1818 he was called into the Canonic congregation of Corpus Christi.

With the passing of time a deep dissatisfaction emerged in the Cottolengo and the meditation of the biography of Saint Vincent de Paul led him to a maturation of his human and spiritual dimension. His intuition originated the 2 1827 September when he was called to the bedside of a woman at the sixth month of pregnancy, suffering from tuberculosis and dying. It was taken to several hospitals, but nobody was hospitalized. Faced with the sudden death of the young, the Cottolengo felt the urgency of creating a shelter where they could be welcomed and satisfied the welfare needs that were not answered elsewhere.

With the help of some women, the 17 January 1828 opened in the center of Turin the Deposit of the poor sick of Corpus Domini. After three years, following the fears of a cholera epidemic, the government ordered him to close the hospitalization. Yes, he moved to Borgo Dora, where the 27 in April 1832 founded that great still existing reality: the Little House of Divine Providence, more commonly known by the name of its founder: the Cottolengo. He also gave life to some religious families: the Religious Institute of the Sisters, the Brothers and the Society of Priests named after him.

30 1842 died in Chieri, in the province of Turin. After the recognition of the heroism of his virtues, Pope Benedict XV recognizes the heroism of Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo and declares Blessed the 29 April 1917. The 19 March 1934 was proclaimed a saint by Pope Pius XI.

Born in Bra the 23 August 1827 began to study in his city the classic letters, to which he will also dedicate himself with a fruitful work of researcher. The goal: the refinement of the rigid formulas with which the Latin language was taught at the time. This research activity is combined with an academic career that will lead him, in 1863, to the chair of ordinary professor of Latin literature at the University of Bologna. Here he became a colleague of Giosué Carducci and included Giovanni Pascoli among his pupils.

In 1878 he returned to his town where he was born son Adolfo, master composer and member of the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna (author of the works "Jaufré Rudel", "Trilby" and "Imelda"). Giovan Battista Gandino was the author of many textbooks and publications on Latin language and literature, a member of the major Italian and foreign academies of the time, as well as being part of the Superior Council of Public Education. He was one of the last members of Ciceronism and had great influence on generations of students and teachers until the first half of the twentieth century. The 15 February 1905 died in Bologna.

Born in 1815, after studying chemistry and meteorology in Turin, Federico Craveri was one of the first Piedmontese to leave his homeland to venture into America. Once in Mexico, his curiosity pushes him to travel around the Central American country to discover his geology with particular attention to the mountain range. From this period Craveri will remember the teachings in agricultural schools and the specialization in silver mining techniques, in addition to the assignment given him by the Mexican government to explore the coast of California in search of guano, to be used as organic fertilizer. With adventures gathered in a "Travel Newspaper", in four years Craveri managed to detect some mines and took possession, on behalf of Mexico, of an unexplored island.

The enormous baggage of experience gained during his travels was joined by the acquisition of precious collections, which he will arrange in Bra's paternal home on his return to Italy. For thirty years, Federico Craveri 's activity is absorbed by museums, with the careful cataloging of the material brought by the Americas, including a precious collection of overseas birds. At this activity Craveri did not tire of combining that dissemination and teaching, as well as carrying out studies on meteorology, chemistry and enology. He was one of the founders alongside Quintino Sella of the Italian Alpine Club. He dies in 1890

Gina Lagorio (pseudonym of Luigina Bernocco) was born in Bra the 18 of the 1922 in June. After studying Languages ​​and Literature at the University of Turin he began to work as an English teacher, while collaborating with many newspapers, writing mainly of literature, and in the 1966 he published his first novel: "Pollen". In 1969 came "A cyclone called Titti", dedicated to his daughter. This happy period ended with the death of her husband, the savonese Gino Lagorio, protagonist of the Resistance, to whom he dedicated "Approximated by default".

In 1974 he settled in Milan and there he began his political career, battling for women's rights, resuming with the publisher Livio Garzanti. He won the "Campiello" prize in the 1977 for "The Wolf's Beach", the "Flaiano" Prize in 1983 for the comedy "Tell Me That of Flic" in "Cold at Heart" and the "Viareggio" Prize in 1984 for "Tosca of cats ". He was one of the most widely read and translated Italian writers of the twentieth century with texts that have never forgotten his native land, with Piedmont landscapes emerging in much of his work, in 1987 was elected to Parliament as a leftist independent. In 2003 was struck by a stroke, telling the painful event and the consequent suffering in the book "Capita", which ended just a few weeks before the 17 July 2005 death in Milan.

Geography

  • Territory

    Bra Commune is west of the municipalities of Sanfrè and Cavallermaggiore, north of the municipalities of Pocapaglia and Santa Vittoria d'Alba, east of the municipalities of Verduno and La Morra, south of the municipality of Cherasco.

    Located in the northwest Italian, Bra is the third city for demographic consistency of the Province of Cuneo in Piedmont region.

    Its corrugated territory is territorially bounded by the hills of Roero, from the Cuneo plain and can be reached by car from Turin in less than an hour. In its propagation of the fraction Pollenzo, its territory lays the hills of the Langhe and is bathed by the waters of the Tanaro River, not far from the confluence of this with the Stura di Demonte.

    Bra adheres to the international movement of the Slow City and the association Lands of Savoy.

    Within it, the municipal territory is functionally divided into districts and districts so that citizens, organized in spontaneous committees, can find an intermediate level of collection of their own instances.

    How to reach Bra by car

    from Turin, France (via Frejus or Monte Bianco), Savona, Ventimiglia: A6 Torino-Savona motorway (exit Bra-Marene)

    direction Bra, after about 5 Km. west tangential to Bra

    from Milan, Cuneo, Asti, France (via Tenda or Maddalena), Venice, Bologna, Genoa, Florence, Rome, Naples: A33 Asti-Cuneo motorway (exit Bra-Marene)

    direction Bra, after about 5 Km. west tangential to Bra

    Collective public transport (train, bus, plane)

  • Roero

    Roero's originality, which the Piedmont Region has devoted to Natural Park, inspires tourist evasions far from the massive network and urges those who love to immerse themselves in the bucolic peace of a still lush and lush countryside.

    This phantasmagoria consists of hills where vineyards alternate with hazelnuts, orchards, woody patches, not far from Turin: the Roero, the last western propagation of the Astigian hills, meets forty kilometers, south-east , between the borders of the province of Turin and the Tanaro course. Roero's reality is also constituted by its historical-artistic heritage, where the "monumental", the "cultural heritage" stands out next to the classic monument (church, castle), a historical, useful or sighted synthesis emerges. time and events have shaped.

    In Roero's kitchen, rich in recipes, the elements of the peasant tradition blend with those of aristocratic derivation due to the widespread presence of lords and bourgeois, who ingenious local recipes with refined gourmet elaborations. Roero's wines that sublime typical cuisine (Roero Docg, Nebbiolo, Roero Arneis, Favorita) originate from a land of particular vineyard vocation, a land that always offers elegant, fruity, friendly wines.

  • Historical street




    Academy of the Innominates, away

    Literary Academy founded by Count Pier Ignazio of the Tower in the 1702 and composed of "an unnamed stuoli ... of an august name in the shadow". From the 1717 colony of the Arcadia, the Roman literary movement which proposed a return of art to the forms of bucolic classicism.

    Adige, via

    Northeast Italy River that flows into the Adriatic Sea. Its shores have been the protagonists of numerous warfare during World War I on the Italian-Austrian front.

    Adua, away

    Ethiopia city. Remembered for the 1 March 1896 battle that saw the defeat of the Italian Army.

    Dawn, away

    City of Piedmont. Founded by the Romans as Alba Pompeia, in the Middle Ages in perpetual struggle with the enemies of the nearby Asti, is today a commercial and industrial center on the edge of the hilly Langhe system.

    Alfieri, away

    Vittorio Alfieri (1749-1803), the greatest tragedy in Italy. Born in Asti, he contributed with his work on the political awakening of Italy that preached to romance.

    Alpine, away

    Army infantry body of the Italian Army. Established in the 1872 with the intent of fostering resistance in the Alps to possible invasions. Employed since the first colonial wars, they differed in both the First and Second World War.

    Amedeo of Savoy, away

    Amedeo of Savoy, the third Duke of Aosta (Turin 1898-Nairobi 1942), named viceroy of Ethiopia in the 1937, had to surrender with the honor of arms to the British in May 1941 dying in prison.

    Ancient Dawn, road

    Toponym derived from the route of the ancient road that led to Alba at the end of the rise of the Orti.

    Ancient Pollenzo-Pocapaglia, road

    Toponimo deriving from the path of the ancient road connecting the villages of Pollenzo and Pocapaglia through the hamlet Macellai.

    Arpino, square

    Giovanni Arpino (1927 -1987) writer and journalist. Born in Pula as a mother-of-pearl braid, spent part of her childhood in Bra and dedicated some novels and tales to the city. Author of "The shadow of the hills", "The young nun", "A cloud of rage". A lively controversy and a sports commentator on the pages of big newspapers.

    Crafts, away

    Production activity carried out by those who carry out a production activity without using machines to complete series machining with working tools of their own and using little workmanship.

    Azzurri d'Azzurri d'Italia, park

    Sports area dedicated to athletes who have distinguished themselves with the Italian jersey (blue color) in the various sporting disciplines.

    Audisio, via

    William Audisio, scholar. Born in Bra, nominated by Carlo Alberto as director of the Superga Academy. He taught for over twenty years at the Pontifical University of Rome by publishing a rich set of books of historical, legal and religious character.

    Balau, away

    Place where you dance, space. According to others, the etymus would arise from the cultivation of a variety of grapes of intense red color, called "balau".

    Dancers, away

    Dancers Angelo Maresciallo of the Carabinieri, father of Danilo, partisan killed at Pocapaglia the 30 July 1944 by the officer commanding the republican patrol.

    Banquet, roadside

    Toponym of resorts

    Barbacan, away

    Wall system surmounted by particular wedge-shaped or spur-shaped instruments that, placed outside the structure, allowed it to be enlarged by reinforcing its base.

    Bellini, away

    Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), composer. Born in Catania was one of the major national members of the melodrama. He wrote, among others, "Norma" and "La Sonambula", "The Pirate", "The Stranger", "Capulets and Montecchi", "Beatrice della Tenda", "The Puritans".

    Lookout street

    Villa del Belvedere. The place where the ancient Revival of Veneria, the seat of the Academy of the Innominates, stood.

    Biola, road

    Toponym of resorts

    Booth, away

    Giovenale Boetto (1603 - 1678), architect. Born in Fossano. His first known work is the chapel of the Rosary, a delightful chapel of the seventeenth century which is what remains of the church of S. Vincenzo Ferreri, former convent

    Boglione, away

    Giuseppe Boglione (1866-1893), an advocate, a free thinker and philanthropist, gave the town a place for the realization of the Politeama Civic Theater, which was named after his memory. With his testament legacy, other important works were carried out such as: the crematorium, the entrance hall of the municipal palace, the portico of Palazzo Garrone.

    Bonino, away

    Giovan Battista Bonino (1634-1706), scholar. Born in Bra, ordained priest was vicar general of the Bishop of Alba (the braidian Paolo Brizio), of the Bishop of Vercelli and at the Abbey of San Michele della Chiusa, by Don Antonio of Savoia. Man of letters, was among the founders of the Academy of the Innominates.

    Borgo San Martino, road

    San Martino, saint of Christianity known to have grown up in poverty and has shown great humility, performing miracles of healing from plague.

    Borgonuovo, street

    Toponym of localities that emphasize an area of ​​expansion east of the city.

    Boves, away

    Municipality of the province of Cuneo at the foot of Mount Besimauda. It was destroyed, the 19 September 1943, for retaliation by German occupation troops. Fifty-seven civilians died during this action.

    Bria, the road

    Toponym of resorts

    Buzz, away

    Edoardo Brizio (1847-1907), an archaeologist. Born in Bra, he participated in the archaeological excavations of Pompeii. University professor and director of the Museum of Bologna.

    Casa del Bosco, road

    Toponym of resorts

    Alps hunters, away

    Name taken from a column of volunteers by Pier Fortunato Calvi who participated in the defense of Vicenza and Venice. In World War II, he was engaged in fights on the Greek-Albanian front, in Slovenia, and in Croatia.

    Cacciorna, away

    Toponym of resorts

    Fallen Partigans, away

    All those who sacrificed their lives participating in the liberation struggle of Italy from Nazi tyranny from 1943 to 1945.

    Fallen for Freedom, square

    All those who have sacrificed their lives to free their own country from tyrannies, having in the freedom of the people the goal of their actions.

    Fallen on Labor, away

    All those who, in completing their work, have surrendered the dearest asset in carrying out their duties.

    Sports field, away

    Geographical indication of locations.

    Canapai, via dei

    Farmers dedicated to the cultivation of hemp, textile fiber from good yields without the need for large plots of land. In the Bra area, cultivation was practiced since the late Middle Ages.

    Caring, Brothers, away

    Officers and former Mayor Achilles, Ennio and Ettore Carando were battered by the Black Brigades as partisan fighters.

    Carducci, away

    Giosué Carducci (1835-1907), poet. Among the greatest Italian literary in the second half of the nineteenth century. Nobel Prize for Literature of 1906.

    Carlo Alberto, street and square

    Carlo Alberto of Savoy (1798-1849), King of Sardinia. Born in Turin from the Cadet branch of Savoia-Carignano, count of the Empire under Napoleon, came to Carlo Felice after the Restoration because the Savoia were without male heirs in the primogenous branch. He granted the first Constitution of the Savoy State in 1848. He died in exile in Portugal to Porto.

    Castelletto, road

    Toponym of resorts

    Catalans, away

    Alfredo Catalani (1854 - 1893), composer. He inserted a late-romantic, almost twilight vein in the late 800 Italian opera.

    Cavour, away

    Camillo Benso Count of Cavour (1810-1861), a statesman and prime minister of the Kingdom of Savoy, able to impose on the attention of the major European powers the necessity of a national Italian state, gaining the support of France of Napoleon III by participating in his alongside the Crimean War.

    Cherasco, away

    Piedmont city at the confluence of the Stura and Tanaro rivers. Peace was signed in this commune between France, Austria and Savoy (in 1631) at the end of the war for the succession of the Duchy of Mantua and the Marquis of Monferrato. In 1796, the armistice between Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, King of Sardegna, was signed. For this reason, it is called the "city of peace".

    Chiaffrini, alley

    Surname of Resident Families

    Church, Street of

    Geographical indication of locations.

    Closed, street

    Toponym of resorts

    Chivola, the road of

    Toponym of resorts

    Cicada, the road of

    Toponym that reveals typical entomological presence.

    Claret,

    Giovanni Claret (1599-1679), painter. Born in Bolduc in Flanders. He reached Italy in 1622 and stopped at Savigliano where he created a flourishing shop. Bra worked with the Boetto to freshen the Chapel of the Holy Rosary and made numerous paintings preserved in places of worship.

    Claudiano, away

    Claudiano was a Latin poet and author, among others, of "De Bello Pollentino", an epic poem written to celebrate the victory of the Roman General Stilicone on the Visigoths of Alarico in 402 dC in Pollenzo.

    Coke, away

    Leonardo Cocito (1914 -1944). Professor of letters, officer, partisan commander (organizer of resistance in the Roero), was hanged at Carignano after being beaten and tortured.

    Colosseum, via del

    It marks the ancient road that allowed to reach the great amphitheater of the Roman city of Pollentia, an amphitheater today completely covered by the houses. Suggestive visions areas still allow to understand the ancient and imposing basic structures.

    Gold Cup, away

    Toponym of resorts

    Coast, away

    Nino Costa (1866 - 1945), a poet dialect. His poetry should be condensed in the note that was included in the second edition of Sal and peiver (1925), which was reflected in the example of Italian and dialectical classics, but above all the "master and tuti ij poet: el pòpol".

    Constitution, Avenue of the

    Constitutional Charter of the Italian Republic drafted and approved by the Constituent Assembly in the post-war period. Effective from January 1, 1948 recognizes the fundamental principles of individuals and proposes organizational models of state organs.

    I'm crazy, course

    Joseph Benedetto Cottolengo (1786-1842), Saint of the Church. Born in Bra and strong spirituality, from the encounter with Giovanna Maria Gonnet, refused by all hospitals, she had the intuition to realize in Turin the first "Little House of Divine Providence" to help the humble and desperate. Proclaimed Saint of Pius IX in 1934.

    Cravere

    Toponym of resorts

    Cry, go

    Hector and Federico Craveri (1815-1890), naturalistic scientists. Sons of Angelo, founders in the paternal home of the Natural Science Museum of Bra today dedicated to them. Federico Craveri collected a lot of material exhibited in the Museum halls during his travels in the first half of the nineteenth century, leading him to northern America (particularly Mexico and California). Among the founders, together with Quintino Sella, of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI).

    Cravero, away

    Giorgio Cravero (1893 -1953). He is a teacher and president of both the medium and later the gymnasium. He was Mayor of Bra and provincial councilor.

    Cremaschi, via Don

    Don Giulio Cremaschi, historic pastor of the Bandito hamlet.

    Crimea, via

    Peninsula of Ukraine between the Black Sea and the Azov Sea. Piedmontese troops participated in the battle of Cernaia.

    Crispi, away

    Francesco Crispi (1818-1910). Ribera's Political Man (Agrigento) organized the popular motifs in the 1860 in Sicily to support the Adventure of the Thousands of Garibaldi. Chairman of the Board from 1887 to 1891, back to power at the end of 1893, had to resign after defeating Adua of the 96.

    Burdina cruise, road

    Toponym of resorts

    Cross Blessed, away

    (1866 - 1952), one of the highest in European bourgeois culture with a wide range of interests from philosophy to historiography, from aesthetics to criticism. President of the Italian Liberal Party, founder of the Italian Institute of Historical Studies.

    Crosassa, road

    Toponym of resorts

    Cuneo, away

    City of Piedmont. Founded in 1198, commonly available until 1259 when he passed to Carlo d'Angiò. It was later disputed by Angevins, the Marchesato of Saluzzo, Visconti and Savoia, to whom they belonged definitively.

    Curtatone, away

    Municipality in the province of Mantova. It was a theater in May of the 1848 of the First Independence War, where 7000 volunteers in Tuscany succeeded in stopping the 40000 Austrian soldiers attempting to surprise the Piedmontese army engaged in Peschiera siege, favoring the Piedmontese victory the day after Goito.

    D'Azeglio, away

    Massimo Tapparelli of the Marches d'Azeglio (1798-1866), statista. Born in Turin where he dedicated himself to the work of painter and novelist (his XtumX "Ettore Fieramosca"), he expressed a moderate vision of the Risorgimento. He formed the Government of the Savoy State in the 1833 in controversy with the Democrats, while remaining in office for only three years.

    De Amicis, away

    Edmondo De Amicis (1846-1909), journalist and novelist of Oneglia (Imperia). His sentimental writings had educational intentions, as evidenced by the famous book "Heart".

    But Braida, away

    A wealthy local family of military extraction, who was inscribed shortly after the year 1000 BC, in the Bra area. Robaldo was a man of arms of the sec. XII.

    De Gasperi, away

    Alcide De Gasperi (1881-1945), political man and statista. Born in Pieve Tesino (Trento), he was eight times President of the Council and recognized Chief of Christian Democracy in the Second World War.

    Cuneo Division, away

    Division of Italian alpine troops who, together with Julia and Tridentina, participated in one of the most difficult and disastrous missions of the Second World War Russia.

    Donizetti, via

    Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848), composer. Born in Bergamo for a humble family, he shows an early attitude to music, cultivated in the Bologna Liceo Musicale. His first work is "The pigment" of 1816. The maturity will be around the 30 XIX century, when he moved to Naples with "Anna Bolena", "Elisir d'amore" and "Maria Stuarda". Highlights of this masterpiece cycle, the famous "Lucia of Lammermoor" drawn by Walter Scott.

    Einaudi, away

    Luigi Einaudi (1874-1961), economist and political man. Born in Carrù, he taught political economics at Bocconi in Milan and at the University of Turin, where he was also Rector. Several times deputy and minister, he was elected President of the Republic in 1948.

    Europe, far and wide

    Continent of the Northern Hemisphere.

    Falcon, street and street

    Toponym of locality that reveals typical ornithological appearances

    Falcone and Borsellino, green area

    Giovanni Falcone (1939-1992) and Paolo Borsellino (1940-1992), magistrates. Both born in Palermo, are distinguished within the anti-mafia pool of the Procuratorate of the Republic of the Sicilian capital. Barbarously killed by the mafia in two attacks (Capaci, May 1992, Giovanni Falcone and Palermo, in D'Ameglio in July of the same year).

    Heck, go

    The road leading to the Zizzola Bra symbol, named after the last owner, Dr. Alfredo Fasola, who donated it to the town of Bra in 1962, forcing it to public use.

    Fenoglio, square

    Joseph (Beppe) Fenoglio (1922-1963), writer. Born in Alba, after a difficult approach to the world of literature, he became famous with "The Twenty-Seven Days of the City of Alba". The short novel "La malora" and the story "But my love is Paco" definitely propose him to the attention of national criticism, although his best known novels leave only after his death: "The Partisan Johnny", "Una private matter, "" Sabbath pay, "" One day of fire. "

    Fey of Mezzogiorno,

    Land rich in beech woods or even "fertile soil".

    Fey

    The road also known as Midnight Fey (see Fey by noon).

    Fogliona

    Toponym of resorts

    Fountain Operties

    Surname of Resident Families.

    Formica

    Toponym that reveals typical entomological presence.

    Fossano

    City of the province of Cuneo. Industrial center (foundries, paper mills, mechanical, food, wood). Famous the castle of Acaja (1314) and the hospital dating back to the 18th century. with neighboring Church of the Trinity.

    Fosssaretto

    Toponym that highlighted the presence of a ditch.

    Franca

    Freeway.

    Gabotto

    Ferdinando Gabotto, professor at Bra's gymnasium, deepened the history of the same city. Founder of Italian Historical Magazine along with Costanzo Rinaudo.

    Gallotto

    Surname of Resident Families.

    Gandini

    Surname of Resident Families.

    gandino

    Giovan Battista Gandino (1827-1905), a Latinist. Born in Bra was a well-known Cesari language teacher at the University of Bologna, where he taught many years and became a friend and colleague of Giosué Carducci and master of Giovanni Pascoli. Member of the leading Italian and foreign academies as well as a member of the Superior Education Council. Father of the composer Adolfo Gandino.

    Garibaldi

    Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). Born in Nice, he was one of the greatest architects of the Risorgimento. In 1860, he drove the Thousand Ships into the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

    Gariglio

    Toponym of resorts.

    Gerbido

    Unwashed soil.

    Gianolio

    Bartolomeo Gianolio (1837-1903), political man. Born in Bra, a lawyer, was elected deputy of the college to the Italian Parliament for nearly two decades. He fought in the files of the historical left of Depretis and Crispi, as well as assuming the post of President of the Province in the early twentieth century.

    Gardeners

    A profession that featured part of the Bra population dedicated to the cultivation of quality horticultural products.

    Gioberti

    Vincenzo Gioberti (1801-1852), political man and philosopher. Born in Turin, Abbot and theologian, he theorized the union of Italy as a Confederation of States under the papacy (neo-Zeiling). Head of the Piedmontese Government in the 1848-49 biennial, adhering to the unitary Savoy project.

    Giolitti

    John Giolitti (1842-1928), statesman. Born in Mondovì, he was an official and then secretary general of the Court of Auditors. Minister and Parliamentary, he was repeatedly called for the post of Prime Minister with whom he characterized a political era between the Eighties and the Twentieth Century, defined as the "Giulitanian Age".

    goito

    Municipality in Province of Mantua. Famous for the Battle of 1848 when the Austrians commanded by General Radetzky were defeated by Piedmont troops.

    Gorizia

    City of Friuli Venezia Giulia. During World War I was one of the main targets of the Battle of the Soon, being annexed to Italy after the end of the conflict. After the Second World War, the peace treaty assigned the eastern suburbs to Yugoslavia (Nova Gorica currently in Slovenia).

    Gozzano

    Guido Gozzano (1883-1916), poet. Born in Turin, a beloved city that describes in its present and its aspects of other times. Stay frequently in his villa in Agliè. He gets tired of taking a trip to the East with the hope of healing, aware of the inevitable end. In his verses all the elements of the crepuscular poetry are drawn on which the poet casts an ironic light demonstrating, on the poetic level, the lack of affection for this world.

    Grione

    Noble family whose first document is documented in the 1341 as a branch of the War, then accounts of the Grione

    Guala

    Ernesto Guala Infantry Colonel, 31 May 1915 led the assault to a location on Black Mountain, remaining injured to a lung and getting a silver medal. Returning 3 1915 online XNUMX fell victim to death while exhilarating the conquest of Mount St. Michael.

    Industry

    Modern way to produce large-scale goods, by means of machinery powered by non-human or animal energy, maneuvered by workers and requiring substantial capital investment.

    Soca

    River of the Eastern Alps. It is born in Slovenian territory (where it is known as Soca) and enters Italian territory in Gorizia leading into the Adriatic Sea. Theater of bloody battles between the Italian army and that of the Austro-Hungarian empire during World War I.

    Lower

    Toponym that reveals a lower area of ​​the city at altitude.

    Lamarmora

    Alessandro Lamarmora (1799-1855), military. Born in Turin, 1836 formed the Bersaglieri body and commanded the Second Division of the Piedmont army sent to Crimea, where he died of cholera.

    Langhe

    Hilly hillside of southern Piedmont. Famous throughout the world for the quality of the wines produced here, they occupy the slope of the orar right of the Tanaro River.

    Lavaceto

    Probably of dialectical origin, it is a watertight area

    lenses

    Giuseppe Lenti, born in 1886, a political man. First Socialist Mayor of Bra, elected in the 1920 himself

    distinguished attention to a fairer distribution of the tax burden on citizens, for interventions at the hospital, for the reorganization of the health and veterinary service and for an ambitious project of popular construction.

    Leoncavallo

    Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) Composer. He got a thrilling success with 1892's "Clowns".

    Butchers

    Frazione del Comune di Pocapaglia in the province of Cuneo. Known for the sacred representation he sees engaged in the streets of the small center of numerous figures.

    Madonna dei Fiori

    Name of the sanctuary named after the patron of Bra who appeared to a young man, Egidia Mathis, close to maternity, saving her from the aggravation of two brutal 29 December 1336. The prodigious event was accompanied by the out-season flowering of a prune still blooming in full winter

    Maffei

    Scipione Maffei (1675-1755), polygraph, founder with Zeno and Vallisnieri of the "Giornale de 'letterati d'Italia". He renewed philosophy and erudite historiography. The Merope Tragedy is famous. She participated at the Brain Academy of the Innominates.

    Magenta

    Municipality in the province of Milan. during the Second War of Independence, the city was the venue for the victory of the Franco-Piedmontese troops on the Austrians in the 1859.

    Manzone

    Beniamino Manzone (1857-1909), historical. Born in Bra, he was the founder of the first scientific journal on the history of the Risorgimento: the "Historical Magazine of the Risorgimento", published by 1895 to 98, followed by "The Italian Risorgimento" from the early twentieth century. Author of "Bra's Town History from 1789 to 1814" and monograph on Count Moffa of Lisio.

    Marconi

    Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937). Bolognese, inventor of wireless telegraph. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909, was elected President of the Academy of Italy in 1930, retaining office until his death.

    Married

    Toponym of resorts

    Martial

    Marco Valerio Marziale (40-104), literate. Born in Spain, he moved to Rome where he came into contact with all the major literate of the time. He composed the "Epigrams" in twelve volumes, the "Xenia" and the "Apophoreta". Dedicated a turn to the tristis, a particular dark wool that was produced in Pollentia (Pollenzo).

    Mascagni

    Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), composer. It was imposed with the first opera "Cavalleria rusticana" (1889), by Verga.

    Mascarelli

    Mathis

    Antonio Mathis, historian. Braidese, publicizing in the 1888 the "History of Sacred Monuments and Bra's Families" which became a fundamental text for subsequent historical research. He also authored a detailed account of city life that lasted for about twenty years on horseback between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.

    Matrotti

    Toponym of resorts

    Matteotti

    Giacomo Matteotti (1885-1924), political man. Born in Fratta Polesine (Rovigo), secretary of the Socialist Party, he was assassinated after having denounced with force and documented the violence and aggression committed by the support teams of the Fascist Party. The indignation following the horrible crime, perpetrated after an attack on Lungotevere in Rome, led to a decisive shake at the government presided over by Benito Mussolini.

    Mazzini

    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), patriot. Genovese and apostle of the Italian Risorgimento, are all of his inspiration for the motions preceding the 1848. Democratic and Republican political thinker.

    Educated Mindset

    The name derives from the presence of the "Retirement of educated beggary" elementary school for poor girls created in 1822 thanks to the testamentary legacy of Vittoria Craveri. The lessons were also available to girls who could afford a straight payment but "preferred these (open schools to all) rather than those (private schools)."

    Mercantini

    Luigi Mercantini (1821 - 1872) Poet. Patriot. Risorgimento Author of "Spirulatrice di Sapri" and "Inno a Garibaldi".

    Milan

    Euclide Milan (1880-1959), historical. Born in Bra, a scholar of homeland history and popular culture, was the director of the Natural History Museum of Bra in the early twentieth century. Under his direction, the structure enlarged its horizons to extend its boundaries to the fields of history and art.

    Moffa di Lisio

    William William Moffa (1791-1877), political man. Born in Bra, officer of the French Army before and afterwards, he was the protagonist of the Risorgimento motos of the 1821 at the side of Santorre di Santarosa. He participated in the talks with which he tried to persuade the Prince of Carignano to put himself at the head of revolutionaries, condemned for high treason, had to offset a long exile. He was Minister of Housing in the Summer of the 48 until the armistice with Austria that ended the First War of Independence. Parliamentary elected in the College of Bra until Unification of Italy.

    Molineri

    Giovanni Antonio Molineri (1577 - 1645), an active painter especially in Savigliano. In the parish church of Sant'Antonino, his great canvas depicts the "Anime of the Purgatory" over which the Eternal Father is dominated by the Virgin and Jesus Christ with four saints. He also attributed the "Martyrdom of Saint Stephen" kept in the same church.

    Molini

    Toponym that recalls the presence in the locality of old water mills.

    pawnshop

    Credit institution of modern age based on small credit on pledge. Sitting in Bra in the 1765 following a testamentary legacy, he was administered by the Brotherhood of Mercy, best known in the city as Black Batters. His capital was, at the time of its foundation, in Bra's Savings Bank.

    Monte Grappa

    Monte of the province of Treviso. Theater of some World War I battles when Italian troops resisted around the Piave line, a river that runs at the foot of the mountain, against the Austro-Hungarian imperial army.

    Monte Guglielmo

    Highest summit in the hills surrounding Bra. On its peak lies the unique construction of the Zizzola, an octagonal plant built by the Fasola family.

    Monte Pasubio

    In the Venetian precipices, to the left of Adige

    Montello

    Climb to the right of Piave. The VIIIth Army resisted the Austro-Hungarian troops.

    Montelupa

    Toponym of resorts

    Montenero

    Toponym of resorts

    Montepulciano

    Toponym of resorts.

    Montepulciano from Mezzogiorno

    Toponym of resorts.

    Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi, (1567-1643) Italian composer. Dedicated early to music, 1583 published a first collection of spiritual Madrigals. Cantor and violin player in 1590, in Mantua at the ducal court of the Gonzaga. In 1613 he was appointed music teacher of the Republic of Venice. He was the author of melodrama and ballet, bringing in all the forms treated a "truth of expression" achieved by overcoming the academic rewards of his time.

    Viso

    Mount of the Cozie Alps, from which the river Po is born.

    Moreis

    Toponym of resorts.

    Mucci

    Velso Mucci (1911-1964), writer. Born in Naples by mother of braid, in contact and became friend of many artists of the early twentieth century, including Giorgio De Chirico, Mino Maccari and Giorgio

    Morandi. Founder in 1945 of "The Political and Literary Costume". Back in Bra was elected municipal councilor (1956-1960) and was a director for the La Cuneese weekly "La Voce". Author of numerous poems and essays, left unfinished the novel "Man of Turin" set in Bra.

    Bricklayers

    Lodovico Muratori (1672-1775) Erudite and historical; priest, prefect of the Ambrosiana Library in Milan and then of the Estense of Modena. Founder of modern historiography on scientific and documentary basis

    Nogaris

    Gioachino Nogaris (1909-1964), painter. Born in Chivasso as a family of braids, he was professor in charge of decoration at the Albertina Academy in Turin. His artistic and artistic production, characterized by his preference for urban subjects in the Turin period, while he was in Bra after being imprisoned in German lagers during the Second World War, prefers the elements of nature as subjects of his landscapes and portraits . He participated in 1958 at the research site of the Roman city in Frazione Pollenzo.

    Operti

    Pietro Paolo Operti (1704-1793), painter. Born in Bra, he formed at the "Bologna School" where he learned from Carracci the taste for a recovery of Renaissance culture. She decorated "freshly" the interior of the church of Santa Chiara in Bra.

    Orion

    Don Luigi Orione (1872-1940), a priest. Born in Pontecurone di Tortona, he is the founder of the Little Work of Divine Providence. During his life he went for help to the orphans and founded, in Novara, in Armenia the "Piccolo Cottolengo" to welcome disadvantaged people. Proclaimed blessed by John Paul II in 1980.

    Gardens

    An area characterized by the high presence of horticultural crops. In the past, the most prestigious products of the Turin markets came from the greenhouse of Bra.

    Hospital

    Originally housed in a single room with five beds in the historic center (the current Via Monte di Pietà), thanks to a legacy in the first half of the eighteenth century, the construction of the large building of the Santo Spirito di Bra Hospital began, thanks to other legacies and legacies, from the nineteenth century will begin to undergo a series of extensions that form the current structure.

    Palestrina

    Pier Luigi da Palestrina, Italian composer. One of the major exponents of the sacred polyphony of the Renaissance. He re-worked with new sensitivity the techniques of chaplain polyphony inherited from the Flemish school.

    Palestro

    Lombardy city theater of one of the main battles of the Independence War.

    Palm of Cesnola

    Note the braid family that gave birth to Alerino Palma di Cesnola (1776-1851), patriot.

    Peluzzi

    Ego Luigi Peluzzi (1894-1985), painter. Born in Cairo Montenotte (Savona) was a pupil of the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin from 1911 to 1915. Around the 1927 there was frequent attendance with many artists connected to the Futurist movement, which initially influenced the artist. Tied to the Langhe and Liguria, he worked throughout the Peninsula while maintaining his own independence from any influence of schools, taste and tendency.

    Parpera

    Hyacinth Parper (1634-1697), preacher friar. Born in Bra from one of the wealthiest families in the city, he was a preacher friar, passing his life in Piedmontese and French convents. At his death he left an annuity to help the young braids to continue their studies.

    Pastures

    Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912), poet. Born in Castelvecchio, he was one of the authors who knew how to tie his poetic expressions to the most authentic motives of decadence. It was also thanks to its reckless influence that Italian poetry was able to renew itself deeply, finding new languages ​​and poetic structures.

    pastrengo

    Municipality in the province of Verona. It was the theater of the famous Carabinieri's horse carriage that overwhelmed the Austrian troops in the 1848.

    Bunting

    Cesare Pavese (1908-1950), writer. Born in Santo Stefano Belbo, he graduated from Turin where he taught. He contributes with his translations to creating the myth of American literature, working from 1933 to the publisher Einaudi. Arrested and condemned to the confines of the Fascist regime, on his return, he is in the greatness of his works of poetry and narrative that is noted as one of the most fruitful and relevant authors of Italian literature of the twentieth century. By Cesare Pavese you can remember "The Living Work", the collection of poems "Working Tired," "Your Countries," "The House on Hill" and the novel "The Companion" that makes him win the Winning Prize in 1947. Still, "Before the Rooster Chants", "The Beautiful Summer" and his masterpiece, the novel "The Moon and the Blessing".

    Pedaggera

    Toponym of resorts.

    Pellico

    Silvio Pellico (1789-1854), poet and patriot. Born in Saluzzo, he joined carbonar and was arrested and sentenced to death in 1822. The sentence was subsequently switched to 15 years of hard prison to be paid to Austrian Spilberg, eight of whom discounted, finding, among deprivations and suffering, religious faith. His most significant work, "My prisons".

    Pennaccini

    Surname of Resident Families.

    Pertini

    Alessandro Pertini (1906-1990), political man. Born in Stella San Giovanni (Savona), a member of the Socialist Party from 1918, was forced to expatriate in France where the first persecution suffered. Clandestinely returned home was arrested by 1927 at 1943 when he left the jail and actively participated in the Resistance. President of the Republic in 1978.

    fishpond

    Town of Lake Garda in the province of Verona. One of the cornerstones of the Austrian "quadrilateral". During the First Independence War, in 1848, he was besieged and conquered by the Piedmontese. During the First World War it was the seat of the allied forces' representatives after the defeat of Caporetto.

    Piana

    Toponym derived from the particular planar shape of the ground.

    Piave

    Windy River that crosses the Cadore River going into the Adriatic Sea. Theater of numerous battles fought between the Italian army and the Austro-German troops during the First World War.

    Piroletto

    Piumati

    Giovanni Piumati (1850-1915), an art historian. Born in Bra, painter and professor at the University of Bonn and Cologne, was one of the most well-known scholars in Leonardo da Vinci's work. The Tuscan genius transcribed the "Atlantic Code", the anatomy treaty, and the "On the Flight of Birds".

    Pliny the Elder

    Pliny the Elder (23 dC - 79 dC), a scientist. An authentic model of imperial official, he had important administrative assignments during Tito's reign. He was an "encyclopaedicist" whose knowledge spanned from everything that exists in nature, from medicine to art, to Greek and Latin authors. He found death in the 79 Vesuvius d. C.

    Pollenzo

    Fraction of Bra Commune along the Tanaro River. Founded as a Roman city (Pollentia), famous for its numerous commercial activities of the time (particularly textile and wine), was the scene in the 402 dC of the clash between the imperial army led by General Stilicone and Visigoths of King Alaric. Thereafter reside in the personal heritage of the royal family of Savoy.

    May Day

    Day dedicated to the Labor Day. Its origin dates back to 14 July 1889 when a demonstration was organized in the United States to reduce the working day to eight hours. In Europe, the party was held for the first time in 1890 with the exclusion of Italy (where it was held the following year), given the precise order of the Crispi Board President to Prefects to suppress any event in the square. Suppressed under fascism, recurrence was restored after the end of World War II.

    Principi di Piemonte

    Noble title created in the 1424 by Amedeo VIII of Savoy following the abolition of the cadet branch of the Achaeans. All Savoy territories were granted to all the Savoy territories "beyond the mountains" with capital Turin. The title of the Via Braidese recalls the visit of the last Prince of Piedmont, Umberto (the May of May), who accompanied his wife Maria José (Princess of Belgium) shortly after the wedding celebrated in 1930 in the city.

    Providence

    From the name of the Royal Conviction of Providence, the work of the theologian Rambaudi, dating back to 1756. The institute directed by 1780, from 1841 was counted among the ten most important convents of the ancient Provinces of the Kingdom. From 1852, educational and teaching activities are entrusted to the Sisters of St. Joseph in Turin.

    Puccini

    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), composer. Born in Lucca, he has his first artistic affiliation with "Manon Lescaut", followed by immortal works such as La Boheme, La Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West and Turandot. His music was characterized by a delicate and poignant poetic atmosphere that did not exclude the emotional burden of dramatic conflicts.

    Fourth November

    Recalling the end of World War I in 1918, when the Austrian army commanded the armistice at Villa Giusti.

    Rambaudi

    Francesco Rambaudi, theologian. Abbot and cult of theology studies, was the founder of the Royal Conviction of Providence. Confessor of Maria Antonietta of Spain, wife of King Vittorio Amedeo III °. It was the founder, in the 1775, of the Archbishop's Seminary, destined for this function a home in the area underlying the ancient church of Sant'Andrea.

    Ravello

    Federico Ravello (1878-1953), scholar. Born in Tronzano Vercellese, he collaborates with numerous magazines and translates numerous works by Verlaine and Baudelaire. He is a teacher and scholar, heads the Mondovì Civic Library and numerous school institutions in the Province of Cuneo, the last of which is the Class High School of Bra. Author of a "History of Italian Literature".

    Ravina

    Giuseppe Ravinà (1913-1959). Railroad carmaker, 4 September 1959, with the sacrifice of her life, managed to avoid a railroad disaster.

    Queen Margherita of Savoy

    Margherita (1851-1926), queen of Italy. Savoy's Umberto I's wife from 1868, rose to the throne in 1878.

    Wide of Resistance

    Movement of political opposition and armed struggle that manifested itself in various European countries occupied by Germans and Italians during the Second World War. In Italy and France it also developed as a partisan guerrilla.

    Reviglio

    Noble nobleman's braid. Assored to the rank of Conti della Veneria. Among its most prominent figures are the architect Carlo, Carlo Giuseppe (first mayor of the city with the return of the Savoy kingdom after the Napoleonic epic), the painter Luigi and, more recently, Franco Reviglio of Veneria, university professor and Minister. In the Villa of the Belvedere, owned by the family, were held the meetings of the arcadian colony of the Academy of the Innominates.

    Remembrance

    The name evokes the memory of the most deprived persons, given that the same is the way leading to the main gate of the city cemetery.

    Rio Giano

    Toponym derived from the name of the running water flowing nearby.

    Risorgimento

    Historical process that led to the formation of the unified national state in Italy. Traditionally, the period identified as the Risorgimento starts at 1815, after the restitution imposed by the Vienna Congress, though immersed in ideas borrowed from revolutionary France, ended in the 1870 with the capture of Rome.

    roddi

    Municipality in the province of Cuneo at the entrance of Alba.

    Rolfo

    Antonio Rolfo, citizen and craftsman of braids. He contributed to his work and capabilities for the development of the homonymous heavyweight firm he founded, still one of the leaders in the national field and not just in the industry.

    Rome

    Lazio City founded, according to legend, by Romulus in the 753 before Christ. Called "the Eternal City" because, even in periods of less vigor, its influence and its importance on the fate of the world had never diminished. From the 1 ° July 1871 capital of Italy, city of which is the most populous and vast urban center. It encloses within its borders the Vatican City State after the 1929's Lateran Pact.

    Rombon

    Rosselli

    Carlo (1899-1937) and Nello (1900-1937) Rosselli, political men. Carlo, born in Rome, was a disciple of Salvemini and entered the Socialist Party after the Matteotti. Condemned to the confines and fled to France, he organized the anti-fascist movement Justice and Freedom. Nello, born in Florence, was a historian of the workers' movement. Both were assassinated in France by cagoulards acting on behalf of the Fascist government.

    Rossini

    Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868), composer. Born in Pesaro, he was the largest Italian opera player in the first half of the nineteenth century. Among his most important works are "The Italian in Algiers", "The Barber of Seville", "The Thief Thief", "Semiramis", "Corinth's siege", "William Tell".

    St. John the Baptist

    John, the saint and martyr of the Church, his name means "God is propitious". John is recognized as the double title of last prophet and first apostle. Announcing the arrival of the Messiah, John urged conversion and gave baptism, hence the name of Baptist.

    S. Maria del Castello

    Toponym derived from the ancient church that grew up in the medieval castle built in the upper part of the city, which today no longer traces.

    Sabecco

    The name derives from the name of the Spanish fortress "quesebec" which stood on the road to Turin.

    Sabotino

    Mount that rises north of Gorizia. His conquest by the Italian army in 1916 was one of the most important moments of the First World War strategic point of view.

    Saint Francis

    Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), Saint of the Church. After a dissipated youth renounced worldly goods, he vowed absolute poverty and preached poverty, humility and charity. Proclaimed by Pope Pius XII patron of Italy with St. Catherine of Siena.

    San Germano

    Saint Germano (496-576), bishop of Paris. Abbot of the monastery of Saint Sinforian, managed to bring back the observance of the Benedictine rule. King Childerico summoned him to court in the hope of finding the remedy for his illnesses and, once he was cured and returned to a more morigerated life thanks to Germano, built a monastery and a church out of town. The most famous Benedictine monastery in Paris, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, was founded.

    St. John Bosco

    Giovanni Bosco (1815-1888), Saint of the Church. Born in Castelnuovo d'Asti, after ordering as a priest, he began to gather around the street boys by offering them a meal, education and education. He trained pedagogy based on the preventive method and on religion, reason, love, which still inspire the education and training of young people.

    San Giovanni Lontano

    The place name is named after the church that rises on the hill, the first seat of the present-day Sant'Andrea parish, which retains the most exquisite treasured painting, a fresco dating back to 1431, depicting the Madonna and the Child sitting on the throne.

    San Lorenzo

    Lorenzo, Saint of the church. He was a deacon to distribute to the poor the collections of Christians in Rome and when Emperor Valeriano ordered him to deliver the treasure he had heard, he gathered a group of beggars before him, telling him that he was the only treasure he had. Marty, on his tomb was erected the basilica bearing his name, the first of thirty-four churches that Rome dedicated to him.

    San Matteo

    Matthew was a tax collector at Capernaum before joining the other apostles. One of the four evangelists, his Gospel was written before the destruction of Jerusalem and addressed to Judeo-Christians to prove to them that Christ is the Messiah of which Scripture is spoken.

    San Micheal

    Michele, the saint of the church. He was the patron saint of the synagogue and patron of the universal Church. The Emperors Constantine and Justinian erected two shrines on the opposite shores of the Bosphorus.

    San Rocco

    Rocco (1350-1380), saint of the church. Born in Montpellier (France), he distributed his belongings to the poor and left pilgrimage to Italy, where he treated many sick from the plague, including a cardinal in Rome. He was also infected by the plague, so as not to be weightless to anyone, he settled along the Po where he would starve if, as the legend tells, a stray dog ​​did not bring him a daily bread.

    San Secondo

    Secondly, saint of the church. A young patrician of Asti, subordinate official of Emperor Hadrian, was baptized in his hometown for embracing Christian religion. Iconography represents it, intent on its missionary activity, while crossing the Po on horseback while remaining on the surface as if it were mainland.

    Sant'Antonino

    Antoninus, martyr and saint of the church. He died in the 297 in Cezaria of Palestine, in the place where the church was consecrated.

    St. Ignatius

    Ignatius, saint of the church. Bishop of Antioch, considered to be the immediate successor to Peter, called the theorous, that is, the one who brings God. Writer letters traveled from Antioch to Rome, precisely in this city because of the terrible persecution of Trajan, was given in beefsteed meal in the year 107.

    Santa Croce

    From the same church on whose main altar you can admire the canvas of Giovanni Claret depicting the discovery of the True Cross by S. Elena

    Holy Spirit

    Figure of the Most Holy Trinity to which the city hospital is headed.

    Sarti

    Adolfo Sarti (1928-1992), political man. Several times elected Senator of the Alba-Bra-Savigliano College. Minister of the Republic, had the last position as vice-president of the Chamber of Deputies.

    Sartori

    Giovanni Sartori (1894-1961), political man. Born in Bra, he became Mayor in April of 1946. He was Senator of the Republic from 1948 until his death.

    Scatoleri

    Toponym of resorts

    Greenhouse

    Prospero Serra, lawyer. With a legacy of 140 thousand lire it allowed the passage of the Monte di Pietà Institute to the first Savings Bank of the Province.

    Sobrero

    Ascanio Sobrero (1812 - 1888), a chemical, inventor of nitroglycerin. Secretary of the Academy of Sciences and President of the Agricultural Academy, who in his vineyard in Bra, located in Belvedere, experienced the destruction of the vine and spread the practice.

    Solferino

    Locations in the province of Mantova where 24 June 1859 fought the most important battle of the Second Independence War. Here the French, at Napoleon III's command, defeated the 1st and 2nd Austrian Army under the command of Francis Giuseppe.

    spreitenbach

    City of German switzerland in the canton of Germany. Twinned officially with Bra from 1988, it counts about 9.000 inhabitants. The ancient texts of the presence of man, his name appears in the first public acts in 1124. Not far from Zurich, its urban expansion began in the second half of the 20th century and is now home to the most important shopping center of the entire Swiss Confederation. Also its railway line, whose freight traffic is the most important of the nation, is also of note.

    Stilicone

    Stilicone was the general of the Roman imperial militias protagonists of the Battle of Pollenzo in the 402 dC. On that occasion, the Roman army led by him defeated the Visigoti troops led by King Alaric.

    The Duke's Road

    Street strip running along Naviglio del Duca. The channel was made by Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy in an attempt to revive the Piedmont agricultural economy.

    Stura

    Piedmont River, tributary of the Tanaro River. It is born in the upper valley named after the same river and flows into the Tanaro river near Cherasco.

    Tagliamento

    River of Northeastern Italy, tributary of the Gulf of Venice. It is born at the foot of the Mauria, near the border of Friuli - Venezia Giulia with Northeastern Veneto. It is long 170 km.

    Tanaro

    Piedmont River, the largest tributary of the Po. It is born from the Saccarello mountain, bordering on Liguria.

    West Tangenziale

    Circonvallazione inaugurata in 1999 that allows the connection between the director Carmagnola-Torino with the axis Savigliano-Fossano-Cuneo, connecting with three junctions in the municipal territory, the town of the city center.

    Plays

    Toponimo originated from the ancient road leading to the theater of the ancient Roman city of Pollentia.

    Terlapini

    Toponym that derives from the cultivation of pinewood (pine tree) in the area.

    Sergeant Head

    Decorated with gold medal during World War I

    Head

    Roofs Arlorio

    Surname of Resident Families

    Roofs Bona

    Surname of Resident Families

    Raimondi roofs

    Surname of Resident Families

    Timavo

    River of Europe, whose course overthrows the territories of Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. It was born from Mount Nevoso to lead into the Adriatic Sea.

    Turin

    City of Piedmont. Founded as a colony of veterans by Emperor Ottaviano after the Battle of Azio, called "Augusta taurinorum" because it is located in the Taurini territory. Capital of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1865.

    Trento and Trieste

    Trento is the city that in 1848 invaded the Austrians, which belonged to 1815 at 1918. Trieste, the main center of the Venetian Giulia, was annexed to the Habsburg kingdom in 1382 and remained under Austrian rule until 1918. At the end of World War II he was occupied by Yugoslav troops holding it for 40 days until he was released from American troops.

    Turati

    Filippo Turati (1857-1932), a political man. He graduated in law in Bologna in 1877, collaborated with magazines and periodicals of democratic and republican. He founded the Italian Workers' Party (1892): In 1896 and 1898 he was elected deputy. He clandestinely expatriated France in collaboration with the Anti-fascist Concentration. He died in Paris.

    Umberto I

    (1844-1900 He was born in Turin and was king of Italy from 1878 to 1900. He supported the Crispi's policy both in the colonial field and in his authoritarian aspects in domestic politics. He was nicknamed the "good re" for the was solicited on the occasion of serious national disasters. It was the subject of two attacks and the 29 July 1900 was killed by the anarchist G. Bresci in Monza.

    Bonfire Valfrè

    Bonvo Leopoldo Valfrè (-1877), patriot. Born in Bra was the artillery general who in the 1861 forced to cast the fortress of Gaeta. Following the warships he was appointed senator of the Kingdom.

    Blessed Valfrè.

    Valfrè (1629 -1710), a man of the church. Born in Verduno, he became part of oratories in Turin.

    He spent the rest of his life in the Savoy kingdom, living exemplarily the religious rule in the spirit of St. Philip Neri, devoting himself to the spiritual direction of the community.

    Old Turin

    Toponimo indicating the ancient road, in Bandito, which connected the village of Bra with the director Carmagnola-Torino.

    Veneria

    Hunting reserve

    Venti Settembre

    Recalling the door of Porta Pia, an ancient gate of the city of Rome from which, in 1870, Italian soldiers penetrated to occupy the city in an attempt to complete national unification.

    Twenty-Four April

    Anniversary of the liberation of the city from the German occupation during the Second World War.

    Twenty-Four May

    Recalling the declaration of war in Austria in 1915, an act that made Italy into the belligerent powers of World War I.

    Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), composer. Born in Roncole di Busseto (Parma) was one of the greatest opera composers in the melodrama story. He composed the "Nabucco", "The Lombards at the First Crusade", "Rigoletto", "The Trovatore", "La Traviata", "The Sicilian Vespers", "A Masked Ball", "The Power of Destiny", "Don Carlo "," Aida "," Othello "and" Falstaff ".

    Verdiero

    Toponym derived from the remarkable presence in the spontaneous vegetation site.

    Villa Favorita

    Toponym

    Visconti from Venee

    Emilio Visconti Venosta (1829-1914), political man. Born in Milan, he married the youth since independence for the Five Days of Milan. Secretary General and then Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sardinia, will hold this assignment seven times with important and delicate diplomatic tasks.

    Vittone

    Bernardo Antonio Vittone (1705-1770), architect. Born in Turin, one of the top exponents of the Piedmont Baroque style. He realized the Sanctuary of the Vallinotto in Carignano, the Hospital of Charity in Casale, the church of Santa Maria di Piazza in Turin and two absolute masterpieces in Bra: the church of Santa Chiara, with the original double dome perforated, and the facade move of the municipal palace.

    Victory

    Toponym, praising the success of the Italian army during the First World War.

    Vittorio Emanuele II

    Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy (1820-1878), First King of Italy. Born in Turin, he rose to the throne of Sardinia in the tragic moment of Novara's defeat in the First Independence War, succeeding Father Carlo Alberto. In 1860 he agreed to surrender to France the Savoy, cradle of his ancestors, in exchange for the French participation in the Second Independence War, which led him to the throne of Itala in 1861 after national unification.

    Vittorio Emanuele III

    Vittorio Emanuele III of Savoy (1869-1947), King of Italai. Born in Naples, he reigned from 1900 to 1946, proclaiming himself Emperor of Ethiopia and King of Albania. He supported the liberal turn and called for Zanardelli and then Giolitti to rule. After the outbreak of the First World War, he supported Salandra in declaring war on Austria, Hungary. After the September 8 armistice of 1943 he escaped with the Badoglio government in Brindisi. He died in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1947, retaining the title of Conte di Pollenzo.

    Vittorio Veneto

    Municipality in the province of Treviso. It was a battlefield theater that in the 1918 ended on the Italian front of the First World War.

    Volturno

    River of southern Italy flowing between Campania and Molise. Its banks were the scene of violent clashes between Garibaldi's volunteers and the Borbonic troops. During the Second World War, fierce battles took place between units of the Fifth Army of the United States of America and the Panzerkorps of the German Army.

    map of Bra

    For reservations City of Bra - Tourism and Manifestation Office:

    Via Moffa di Lisio, 14 - 12042 Bra (CN) Italy - Phone 0172.438224

    Fax 0172.418601 - E-mail: turismo@comune.bra.cn.it

  • Street




    Academy of the Innominates, via (F5)

    Academy, via (F5)

    Adige, via (GH8)

    Adua, via (G7)

    Sunrise, via (GH7)

    Alfieri, via (E6-7)

    Alpine, via (E7)

    Ancient Dawn, road (J7-8)

    G. Arpino, square (E5)

    Crafts, via of (D8-E9)

    Audience, via (FG7)

    Balau, via (G6)

    Dancers, via (E6-F7)

    Barbacana, via (G6)

    Bellini, via (F5)

    Street View (F5-G4)

    Biola, road (D3)

    Booth, via (F8)

    Boglione, square (F9)

    Bonino, via (G6)

    Boves, via (G9)

    Bria Road (D3-F4)

    Brizio E., via (EF6)

    There's Wood, Road (DE4-5)

    Alps hunters, via (E6)

    Cacciorna, via (GH8)

    Fallen for Freedom, Square (G7)

    Sports ground, street (E5)

    Canapai, via of the (E4)

    Caring Brothers, via (G 7-8)

    Carducci, via (E6-7)

    Carlo Alberto, square (F7)

    Forest house, road (A3-E4)

    Castelletto, road (G2-3)

    Catalan, via (F5)

    Cavour, via (FG7)

    Cherasco, via (G8-10)

    Chiaffrini, alley (G7)

    Church, via (C2)

    Chivola, road of (H9-J10)

    Cicada, C1 road

    Claudiano, via (F9)

    Coconut, via (F10)

    Golden Cup, away (GH8)

    Coast, via (E6-7)

    Constitution, Avenue of the (DE6)

    Cottolengo course (G7)

    Craveri, via (FG6)

    Cravero, via (C1-2)

    Crimea, via (F6)

    Crispi, via (E7)

    Cross, Street (E7)

    Crosassa, road (C3-E5)

    Cuneo, via (F10-G8)

    Curtatone, via (EF6)

    D'Azeglio, via (E6-7)

    De Amicis, via (E7)

    De Braida, via (FG6)

    De Gasperi, via (D5-E6)

    Cuneo Division, via (F9)

    Duke, Road (G2-3)

    Europe wide (F8)

    Europe, via (FG8)

    Falcon, road (A5-E7)

    Webbing, via (G6)

    Fenoglio, square (E6)

    Fey Road (G6-J5)

    Fountain Work, Road (H6)

    Ant, road (G5)

    Fossaretto, alley (G6)

    Gabo, via (EF9-10)

    Gallotto, street (AB2)

    Gandini Road (F3)

    Gandino, via (F6)

    Garibaldi, course (G7)

    Garlo, street (G4-5)

    Gerbid road (GH9)

    Gianolio, via (G7)

    Gardeners, via (E7)

    Gioberti, via (E7)

    Giolitti, square (EF7)

    Goito, via (EF6)

    Gorizia, via (DF7)

    Gozzano, via (E6-7)

    Grione, square (G7)

    Guala, via (F7)

    Industry, via (E7)

    Isonzo, via (H8)

    The Low, Road (H9-10)

    Lamarmora, via (F9)

    Lavaceto street (CD5)

    Lenti G., square (E5)

    Leoncavallo, via (F5)

    Madonna of Flowers, Boulevard (EF5)

    Maffei, via (E7-8)

    Magenta, via (F6)

    Manzone, via (E7-8)

    Marconi, via (FG6-7)

    Marie, road (GI4)

    Martial, away (F9)

    Mascagni, via (F5)

    Mascarelli, via (H7-8)

    Mathis, via (F7)

    Matrotti road (B9)

    Matteotti, via (F7)

    Mazzini, via (F6-7)

    Educated Thinking, Via (G7)

    Merchants, via (F6-7)

    Milan, via (E6-7)

    Moffa of Lisio, via (G7)

    Molineri, via (E8)

    Molini road (JH9)

    Mount of Pietà, via (G6)

    Mount Grappa, via (F7)

    Mount Wilhelm, via (FG5)

    Mount Pasubio, via (F9)

    Montello, via (F8-FG9)

    Montelupa street (I7-G6)

    Montenero, road (G8-H5)

    Montepulciano, road (HI6)

    Montepulciano from Mezzogiorno, road (I6)

    Monteverdi, via (F5)

    Monviso Course (DF9)

    Moreis, road (IG4)

    Mucci, via (E6-F5)

    Bricklayers, via (E7-8)

    Work, away (G6)

    Orion don, via (C2-E4)

    Horticulture (HI7)

    Hospital, via (F5-6)

    Palestrina, via (F5)

    Palestro, via (F6-7)

    Palm of Cesnola, via (EF7)

    Parper, via (G6)

    Pasture, via (F6)

    Pedagogue, Road (H9-I10)

    Pelican, via (F7-8)

    Pennaccini, street (C1-2)

    Pertini, via (F8)

    Peschiera, via (EF6)

    Piave, via (G7)

    Piroette, via (G7)

    Feathered, away (AF8)

    Pollenzo, via (G7)

    First May, via (F8-9)

    Principles of Piedmont, via (G7)

    Providence, via (FG6)

    Puccini, via (F5)

    Fourth November, course (FG8)

    Rambaudi, via (G7)

    Ravello, via (E8)

    Resistance, Wide (F7)

    Revil, away (DE4)

    Removals, via (F8)

    Rio Giano, via (BC3)

    Risorgimento, avenue (EF6)

    Rolfo, via (D8)

    Rome, square (F7)

    Rombon, via (G6)

    Rosselli, via (F9)

    Rossini, via (F5)

    St. John the Baptist, via (G6-7)

    St. Mary of the Castle, via (G6)

    Sabecco, street (H2-3)

    Sabotino, via (F5)

    St. Francis, via (G6)

    San Germano, via (G7)

    San Giovanni Bosco, via (F8)

    San Giovanni Lontano, via (H7-8)

    San Lorenzo, via (A7-8)

    San Mateo, road (E2-5)

    San Michele Road (F5-G3)

    San Rocco, via (FG7)

    San Secondo, course (FG6)

    Sant'Antonino, alley (G7)

    Sant'Ignazio, via (G6)

    Santa Croce, via (F6)

    Holy Spirit, Lane (F6)

    Senator Sartori, via (E5-6)

    Greenhouse, via (G6)

    Sobrero, via (E6)

    Solferino, via (E7-F6)

    Spreitenbach, square (H7)

    Tagging, via (GH8)

    West Tangenziale (D3-C10)

    Terlapini, road (C1-2)

    Head, via (F6)

    Arlorio roofs, road (C7-D8)

    Bona roofs, road (F2)

    Roofs Raimondi, via (C9)

    Timavo, via (E7)

    Turin, via (F5)

    Trento and Trieste, via (F7)

    Turati, via (G8)

    Umberto I, via (F6-7)

    Bonfire Valfrè, square (FG7)

    Blessed Valfrè, via (G6)

    Old Turin, road (C2-D4)

    Veneria, via (G7)

    Twenty September, square (G7)

    Twenty-Four April, via (F8)

    Twenty Four May, via (F8)

    Green, via (F7)

    Green, road (D9)

    Favorite Villa, Road (E5-F4)

    Visconti Venosta, via (B1-C2)

    Vitton, via (G7)

    Vittorio Emanuele II, via (F6-G8)

    Vittorio Veneto, via (FH7)

    Volturno, via (H8)

    Do you want to know who are dedicated to the streets of Bra. Look at it historical road.

    Map of Bra

    For reservations City of Bra - Tourism and Manifestation Office:

    Via Moffa di Lisio, 14 - 12042 Bra (CN) Italy - Phone 0172.438224

    Fax 0172.418601 - E-mail: turismo@comune.bra.cn.it

  • Traveling by car

    How to reach Bra by car

    from Turin, France (via Traforo Frejus or Monte Bianco), Savona, Ventimiglia: A6 Torino-Savona motorway (exit Bra-Marene)

    direction Bra-Cherasco after about 5 Km. tangential west entrance to Bra

    Traffic News

    from Milan, Venice, Bologna, Genoa, Florence, Rome, Naples: motorway A33 Asti-Cuneo (exit Guarene)

    direction Alba-Cuneo, after about 15 Km

    Traffic News

    from Cuneo, France (via Colle di Tenda or Maddalena): road no. 231 Asti-Cuneo

    direction Bra-Alba, after about 45 Km. center of Bra

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    Real-time traffic news

    How to reach Bra without the car

    Collective public transport (train, bus, plane)