Mountain farmhouse Food and Wine
An astonishing overview over Lanzo and Turin
The mountain village of Salvin
A little further down the mountain lies the stable and other buildings, some renovated and others not, which form the village of Salvin. Originally it was a typical mountain village used for mountain pasture but in 1985 the refuge was born, which soon also became a farm and educational farm. In 2007 the refuge, owned by Giuseppe Tomasino and Susan Allen, has been completely renovated and you are gradually restructuring the huts that surround it.
In the Salvin village cows are raised and the characteristic Capre Fiorinà, a native species that has threatened extinction before being finally recognized and recovered.
Nearby, at Passo della Forchetta, a monument commemorates the partisans Michelangelo Peroglio and Mario Marino who on 28 April 1944 sacrificed their lives to protect the retreat of their companions, surprised by a Nazi-fascist patrol.