– Casa di Avigliana

This elegant residence owes its name to the Porta Ferrata house in Avigliana, whose façade, which survived after the building collapsed and is still preserved today, was identified as a model. The sides which have been added to the house stem instead from a house in Carignano. The façade is characterised on the ground floor by two large arches with decorated capitals, comparable with similar ones from S. Antonio di Ranverso and Avigliana, by a beautiful terracotta string-course and, on the upper floor, by two mullioned windows bordered by tiny palmettes.
On the ground floor, the main door gave access, in 1884, to a shop selling artistic objects, while the smaller door opened onto the darkroom of the photographer Ecclesia, who had a photo booth at the entrance to the village. Before 1894, the room was used as a ticket office for the Rocca, while the shop sold copper, iron, bronze and brass objects. Since 1958, the ticket office has occupied the entire ground floor.


BORGO MEDIEVALE – Viale Virgilio, 107 (Parco del Valentino) 10126 Torino


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