Town walls and Ormea Marquis Road


After you have crossed Via Vico road and proceeded down G.Pizzo alley you will come upon Via Marchese d’Ormea street. This street runs along the ancient city walls and offers a splendid view of the surrounding hills. These ancient city walls date back to the 13th – 14th centuries and are interrupted by three large doors. If you proceeded down G.Pizzo alley you will come upon Porta di Vico, the most important of the three doors, which is located in what is now the Piazza d’Armi parking lot. From this spot you can find the direction towards Vicoforte. The Porta di Vico door is now walled up in the building that forms a corner with the former elementary school. You can see the outline of the door and what remains of a painting by Andrea Pozzo. Pozzo, in addition to the frescos in the Jesuit Church in Piazza Maggiore, also painted here a Madonna. This painting, at the beginning of Via Vico road which leads from Piazza to Santuario di Vicoforte, acts as testimony of the strong Saint Mary devotion of the inhabitants of Mondovì.

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