Castagnole delle Lanze, land of wines and great inventors
Surrounded by hills covered with vineyards, Castagnole delle Lanze links its economy in particular to agriculture and wine production.
With the passage of Castagnole to the noble Alfieri family, the town was the subject of redevelopment interventions such as the renewal of the parish church of Saint Peter in Chains. In 1771 Count Carlo Giacinto Alfieri paid the construction of the present high altar, originally still in wood, and the marble balustrade. The interior has numerous frescoes and many sculptures and a rich decoration in stucco and gold. In particular, an uninterrupted series of little angels delimits the internal perimeter of the church under the upper balcony.
Not far away stands the confraternity church of the Battuti Bianchi, now deconsecrated. In the Garden of Remembrance stands the panoramic tower built in the second half of the 19th century by Count Paolo Ballada of Saint Robert who used it as an astronomical observatory.
Park and tower host an informative itinerary that offers a journey to discover the life and works of the count through his studies of high intelligence and precursors of modern theories in the most disparate disciplines: ballistics, artillery, ipsometry, thermodynamics, botany, entomology. The park is open every day while the tower is open only on Sundays from May to September from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.