The Alpine Art and Culture -

Alpine Art and Culture

A natural bridge to cross Europe, over the centuries Susa Valley has been witness to important historic moments and is the custodian of an immense patrimony of alpine art and culture which, along with its natural beauty, has created a unique territory.

The religious art heritage is woven into an area where very high mountains sit beside deep and demarcated gorges covered in thick woods, and these characteristics have always inspired human beings in their relationship with the divine. Susa Valley, because of the presence of numerous alpine passes, has had fundamental strategic importance and this explains the diffused and visible presence of fortifications within the territory. The material culture tells the story of men and women who have lived, and live, in the Valley, working and interacting with the mountains.