A Journey through Art

The day includes: Museo dell’Arpa Victor Salvi, Salvi Harps and outside trip to Castello della Manta

The visit to the Museum and to Salvi Harps is combined with the trip to Castello della Manta, one of the most interesting local historical-artistic places and property of FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano. On the hills of the province of Cuneo, the Castello della Manta preserves one of the most amazing examples of international Gothic painting in the Salone Baronale (Baronial Hall): a cycle of frescoes depicting "Eroi ed Eroine" (Heroes and Heroines), which is matched on the opposite wall by the "Fontana della Giovinezza" (Fountain of Youth). The castle complex is the result of successive aggregations beginning from the original XIII century fortress and then enriched in the sixteenth century with the elegant Salone delle Grottesche (Hall of Grotesques) and a beautiful frescoed gallery. The nearby parish church contains wonderful fifteenth century frescoes.

Costs: A student ticket, including a guided tour of the Museo dell’Arpa Victor Salvi and the Salvi Harps, is reduced to € 4.00, while the disabled, teachers and helpers have free admission – groups of 25 (approximately). Castello della Manta (entrance ticket + educational offer). Entrance ticket: € 3.00 per student (classes are not FAI members) or € 2.00 (classes are FAI members). The disabled, teachers and helpers have free admission – groups of 25 (approximately).
Educational offer: € 3.00 per student for the guided tour or € 5.00 per student for the visit.
Payments are made at the ticket offices in each facility.

Information and bookings:
Tel 0175 270510 - Mobile 335 5226851 - Fax 0175 270512

Where: Activities will take place in Piasco and Manta.

Duration: The visit to the Museum and the Salvi Harps will last approximately two and a half hours, while the guided trip to the castle is 75 minutes and the visit is two and a half hours.

Lunch: Possibility to have lunch in the affiliated restaurants in the area (Manta).

Day of music

The day includes: Museo dell’Arpa Victor Salvi, Salvi Harps and an outside trip to La Fabbrica dei Suoni

The visit to the Museum and to Salvi Harps is combined with the trip to La Fabbrica dei Suoni to continue the day dedicated to music and sound. La Fabbrica dei Suoni is the first Italian thematic park dedicated entirely to sound and music. Participants will find themselves immersed in a captivating and unique tour that will make them understand the genesis of SOUNDS and NOISES, learn the parameters of speed, pitch, intensity and timbre, experiment the VIBRATION of sounds and the sound wave propagation in space. A three-dimensional cartoon will be screened at the beginning of the tour, showing Professor Macro and his student Micro contending with sounds and noises. They will be able to enter, for example, inside giant musical instruments or sit on swings to listen to the SOUNDS OF NATURE or, even see their VOICE wave displayed and get onto a musical scale.

Costs: A student ticket, including a guided tour of the Museo dell’Arpa Victor Salvi and the Salvi Harps and La Fabbrica dei Suoni is € 14.00, while teachers and helpers have free admission. Payments are made for the visit of the two facilities at the ticket office of La Fabbrica dei Suoni.

Information and booking:
Museo dell’Arpa Victor Salvi - via Rossana, 7 - 12026 Piasco (CN) Tel. 0175 270510 – Mobile 335 5226851 - Fax 0175 270512 - info@museodellarpavictorsalvi.it
La Fabbrica dei Suoni Tel. 0175 567840 - Fax 0175 560963 - info@lafabbricadeisuoni.it

Where: Activities will be held in Piasco and Venasca.

Duration: The visit to the Museum and the Salvi Harps will last approximately two and a half hours, while the visit to La Fabbrica dei Suoni will be around two hours.

Lunch: La Fabbrica dei Sogni will provide a heated covered area for participants.