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  • Saluzzo
    Museo Civico Casa Cavassa

Museo Civico Casa Cavassa

Cuneo - Saluzzo


Cavassa house, now the Civic Museum of Saluzzo, is one of the symbolic buildings of the Renaissance in Saluzzo: it was the home of Galeazzo Cavassa and his son Francesco, members of a noble family originally from Carmagnola. 

In 1464 Galeazzo was vicar general of the Marquis of Saluzzo; this role was subsequently held also by his son Francesco.

At that time the residence was the subject of major decorative interventions.

The house was converted into a museum by the Marquis Emanuele Tapparelli D'Azeglio (1816-1890), who bought it in 1883 and undertaken important work of recovery.

The restorations were commissioned to the engineer Melchiorre Pulciano from Turin and to the painter Vittorio Avondo.

The Marquis Tapparelli bought on the antiques market objects and works from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in order to recreate the decor of the house.

D'Azeglio in 1888 gave the house to the City of Saluzzo that it might be used "for museum use or municipal parties”.

Despite the many transformations in later times some works still bear witness to the splendor of the house at the beginning of the sixteenth century.

Today the museum has a sequence of 15 rooms with painted wooden, ceilings and antique furniture.

Inside the rooms there are, among other things, the altarpiece of Our Lady of Mercy, by Hans Clemer (1499 around).

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How to reach the site

Saluzzo (CN), Via San Giovanni 5

By car: A6 Torino – Savona motorway, Exit: Marene
Bus: ATI Cuneo-Saluzzo-Torino route

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for groups
educational tours for schools
accessible site

Braille tour 


    until 3 April 2020

    As a result of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 8 March 2020, valid until 3 April 2020, the opening of the museums and other cultural institutes and places referred to in Article 101 of the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape, referred to in Legislative Decree No 42 of 22 January 2004, is suspended.

Info and Reservation

800 392789 - 0175 41455

Museo Civico Casa Cavassa



Ticket Office

Admission ticket

Full: € 5.00
€ 6.00 biglietto cumulativo Museo + Torre Civica

Reduced: € 2.50

people over 60 years old

  • groups of at least 10 people;  

    - schools
    - visitors with an admission ticket for the artisan and antique shows Saluzzo Arte; 
    - members of IKEA family; 
    - TCI; 
    - FAI;
    - Selecard; 
    - Fabbrica dei suoni; 
    - Carta dello studente and Iostudio (for young people between 18 and 35 years old); 
    - VisitMonviso card; 
    - Card Le vie del Monviso;
    - +eventi card; 
    - Pyou card    

Free: childre up to 18 years old

Others Free Condition
  • - Saluzzo schools the differently-abled; 
    - ICOM; 
    - Abbonamento Musei card-holders, Torino + Piemonte card holders; 
    - art and architecture students; 
    - tour guides (with card); 
    - those accompanying the disabled; 
    - journalists (with card) 
    - City of Saluzzo administrators;  
    - municipal employees;  
    - volunteers over 55 (with card) 


Saluzzo Card (Single ticket for all sites): € 10.00 valid for one year


Museo Civico Casa Cavassa



Get ready for the visit

Didactic tours

  • The package includes a proposal for activities and visits diversified: from classical guided tour, which aims to present the city and its museums, theme tours, related to the history and traditions of the territory.

    • Tours and special openings can be carried out every day from 8 am to 7 pm.
    • Booking is recommended for visits with own guide during opening hours of the site (totally free).
    • Reservation is required for guided tours of the museum during opening hours or outside opening hours and for special openings. The application must be requested at least 5 working days in advance (applications which are made after that deadline could not be taken into account) at the IAT Tourist Office of Saluzzo: email | 800 392789



  • On request

    800 392789,


Museo Civico Casa Cavassa





Thuesday, Thursdayand, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00
Sunday and halidays, from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00p.m.

Sunday and holidays from 10.00a.m. to 1.00p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00p.m.


Christmas, New Year day, from 7 January to 28 February


Ticket Office

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time