Km 2,8 / Elevation change + 60
The next step is Palazzo Canavese, probably of Roman origin as can be seen from some remains attributable to that period. The old town centre, on a terrace overlooking a broad stretch of the plain, still has the Bell Tower, a clear sign of the medieval urban layout.
Climbing the moraine hill you reach Piverone, created in the 13th century by joining the hamlets of Unzasco and Livione, from which now remains the small Church of San Pietro known as Gesiun (11th century), unique for having a cubic dome which develops in a bell-tower topped by a pyramidal roof: of the frescoes in the presbytery there remains a small fragment depicting a hand holding a book and two keys, which are attributes of St Peter.
From here can be enjoyed a beautiful panorama over the Biella side of Lake Viverone where the Via Francigena meets the Castle of Roppolo, home of the Enoteca Regionale della Serra (Serra Regional Wine Store) and then continues towards Cavaglià and Santhià.
, 10010 Palazzo Canavese (TO)

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