Exactly 101 days left before the start of the edition of the Giro d'Italia 101 and the cities that host it, both in Italy and in Israel, wanted to show the world their connection with the "Corsa Rosa", illuminating the symbols that represent them among monuments, squares , streets and particular places. The following monuments were "turned on" and dyed in pink: 1ª stage – JERUSALEM – JERUSALEM (ITT): the Bridge of Strings and the Jerusalem City Hall 2ª stage – HAIFA – TEL AVIV: the Sammy Ofer stadium in Haifa and the Tel Aviv City Hall 3ª stage – BE’ER SHEVA – EILAT: the City Hall, the Fountain at the entrance to the city, the Negev Museum and the Be'er Sheva Amphitheater and the city illumination of the Main Street of Eilat 4ª stage – CATANIA – CALTAGIRONE: the stairway of Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone 5ª stage – AGRIGENTO – SANTA NINFA (Valle del Belice): the Castle of Rampinzeri in Santa Ninfa 6ª stage – CALTANISSETTA – ETNA: the Fontana del Tritone in Caltanissetta 7ª stage – PIZZO – PRAIA A MARE: the Murat Castle in Pizzo 8ª stage – PRAIA A MARE – MONTEVERGINE DI MERCOGLIANO: the Sanctuary Madonna della Grotta, the Church of the Sacred Heart and the Island of Dino in Praia a Mare 9ª stage – PESCO SANNITA – GRAN SASSO D’ITALIA (Campo Imperatore): Palazzo Orlando in Pesco Sannita and the village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio 10ª stage – PENNE – GUALDO TADINO: the Rocca Flea of Gualdo Tadino 11ª stage – ASSISI – OSIMO: the Rocca Maggiore Albornoziana of Assisi and the City Hall of Osimo 12ª stage – OSIMO – IMOLA: Piazza Matteotti in Imola 13ª stage – FERRARA – NERVESA DELLA BATTAGLIA: Palazzo Volpato Panigai (City Hall) in Nervesa della Battaglia 14ª stage – SAN VITO AL TAGLIAMENTO – MONTE ZONCOLAN: the Public Loggia in Piazza del Popolo in San Vito al Tagliamento and a special Pink Torchlight on Mount Zoncolan 15ª stage – TOLMEZZO – SAPPADA: the Picotta Tower in Tolmezzo and Mount Siera in Sappada 16ª stage – TRENTO – ROVERETO (ITT): the Bell of the Fallen, the Mart (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto) and the Castle of Rovereto 17ª stage – FRANCIACORTA STAGE (Riva del Garda – Iseo): the cellars of the Franciacorta Consortium, the Port, the City Hall and the Castello di Iseo 18ª stage – ABBIATEGRASSO – PRATO NEVOSO: the Visconti Castle of Abbiategrasso and the Pista della Conca in Prato Nevoso 19ª stage – VENARIA REALE – BARDONECCHIA: the Piazza dell'Annunziata and the Clock Tower of the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale and the Palazzo delle Feste in Bardonecchia 20ª stage – SUSA – CERVINIA: the Bell Tower of the Cathedral of San Giusto a Susa 21ª stage – ROMA – ROMA: the Fountain of the Four Lions and the Obelisk in Piazza del Popolo
The Tour of Italy is an annual multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in Italy, and this May it will pass through the Mondolé area. The Abbiategrasso/Prato Nevoso is indeed the 18th stage of the race. It is about 200km long and mainly flat, except for the final hill. The cyclists will need to bike all the way through the Po valley and the Langhe hills (GPM at Novello) to Mondovì. This is where the course becomes harder as the hill part begins. Here is also the start of real the fight for victory. The hill is long and the slopes are steady: it is the place to take the chance to make a difference. This stage was won during the Giro d’Italia by Ionkov (1996) and Garzelli (2000), and by Gerrans during the Tour de France (2008). After 18 years the Tour of Italy is coming back to our area. This is a great opportunity for the Mondolé organization in terms of marketing and tourism and we are not going to waste it!
MondoléSki has just released the prices of the ski-pass for the starting season. Fliers showing all the different options are available at the info centres of Frabosa Sottana and Prato Nevoso. You can choose among the many options the one that better suits you: daily passes, season passes, few days or hours passes, points passes and much more. For the 2017/2018 winter season, the basic price of a daily ski-pass is only 34.00 euros, definitely a bargain considering that Mondoleski is the biggest ski area of the Cuneo province. Furthermore the MondoléCard holders can get an 18% discount on most the prices.
After 18 months since the creation of CAVES (a project that was mainly funded by the Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo Foundation), the 3 caves managing companies decided to offer a special deal for those who want to visit the 3 caves. It is indeed recommended to see all the 3 caves, as they are very different in colors, sounds and emotions, despite their geographical proximity. You should visit the Caudano caves for a bit of adventure, Bossea for their majesty, and Dossi for their astonishing colors. The CAVES project aims to improve the tourism of the valley thanks to these natural underground landmarks. The special deal is just one of the first steps towards what we forecast to be a great growth of the tourism in the Mondovi’ area. The ticket will be available at the 3 ticket offices, and they will be valid for 1 year from the day you buy them. This will give the tourists the opportunity of going back to our area, not only for our underground beauties, but also to enjoy our fine wine and food, the natural paths, the unique architecture, and more. For only 16€ (instead of 25€) you will be able to visit the 3 caves (Caudano, Bossea, and Dossi): 3 different experiences in a short distance.
Every year in the nights of December 24th and 29th and January 5th, the Pianvignale hamlet organises and gives place to one of the main winter events: the “Presepe vivente”. This is an important gathering for tourists and locals. The Nativity play attracts every year about 3500 visitors. Here you will get the opportunity to get to know the “bassa valle” (the lower part of the valley) and taste some of its typical products: apples, chestnuts, cheese, bread, butter and honey. So, besides the old crafts and the traditional food, such as “polenta” and “caldarroste” (roast chestnuts), you will be able to experience some beautiful “frittelle di mele” (apple pancakes) or the homemade jams prepared by the locals. The “osteria” (tavern) will be open in case you would like to warm up a bit with a vin brule’ (mulled wine), a coffee or a hot chocolate.
Monday 9-12am / 3-6pm
Tuesday 9-12am / 3-6pm
Wednesday 9-12am / 3-6pm
Thursady 9-12am / 3-6pm
Friday 9-12am / 3-6pm
Saturaday 9-12am / 3-6pm
WINTER timetable (December/April).
Monday 9-12am / 3.30-6.30pm
Tuesday 9-12am / 3.30-6.30pm
Thursady 9-12am / 3.30-6.30pm
Friday 9-12am / 3.30-6.30pm
Saturaday 9-12am / 3.30-6.30pm
Sunday 9-12am / 3.30-6.30pm
WINTER timetable (December/April).