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(Province of Cuneo, Piedmont)
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"Fun place for family"

Villar San Contanzo is a brilliant little place, full of fun, enjyable tourist spots. The people their are the best and the food was particularly amazing. A fun little place to spend, with your family by your side. It also has a few museum worth going to.

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Villar San Costanzo

Villar San Costanzo is a comune in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres southwest of Turin and about 15 kilometres northwest of Cuneo. As of 31 August 2007, it had a population of 1,474 and an area of 19.5 square kilometres .

Sights to see in Villar San Costanzo include the natural reserve known as Ciciu del Villar; the Abbey built in early 700 AD; and the very ancient church of San Costanzo al Monte, a stunning example of Romanesque-Gothic architecture dating back to the 12th century. The town takes its name from Saint Constantius, a soldier of the Theban Legion, who is said to have been beheaded at the spot now occupied by the sanctuary of San Costanzo al Monte. The local geologic formation known as Ciciu del Villar, which are columns formed by natural erosion, was connected with Constantius' legend: the stones are said to be the Roman soldiers sent to kill him, who were miraculously petrified before they could harm the saint.

Villar San Costanzo borders the following municipalities: Busca, Dronero, Roccabruna and Valmala.


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