The first document to mention the Ricetto of San Mauro, located in the hamlet of Rivera di Almese, dates back to 1029, the year in which the Marquis of Turin, Olderico Manfredi gave one third of his lands in Val Susa to the Abbey of S. Giusto in Susa, including the “curtis” of San Mauro.
Between 1281 and 1285, the curtis was transformed into a fortified village, while the belfry became the tower that can still be seen today. The church takes on the role of food warehouse, court and archive for the monks, whilst it becomes a simple farmhouse from the mid-13th century.
The tower and the Ricetto underwent a restoration and refurbishing project by the Municipality which was completed at the end of 2006. They now house an exhibition area and tourist-cultural events.


  • Reservations required by calling 338 20 111 84 or by sending an email to: specifying date and time;
  • Maximum number of visitors: 5;
  • Visitors must wear a mask to protect the airways at all times, as the service staff must do as well, maintaining an interpersonal distance of at least one meter;
  • Hydro-alcoholic solutions for hand hygiene will be made available at the entrance to the premises;
  • In compliance with the established prevention measures, further visits may be made on specific request, if compatible with the availability of the guides.
Via Tetti San Mauro, 10040 Almese (TO)

45.11615, 7.40586

  • Free

From 26/04/2021 to 31/10/2021

  • Mon
    Open on reservation
  • Tue
    Open on reservation
  • Wed
    10:30 - 12:30
  • Thu
    Open on reservation
  • Fri
    15:00 - 18:30
  • Sat
    15:00 - 18:30
  • Sun
    15:00 - 18:30
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