As long as
since ancient times the Vermenagna Valley has played a fundamental role under
different aspects, starting from the economic and the commercial. The outlet
natural towards the sea and especially towards France have represented over the centuries
a primary resource, making the Valley a coveted territory.
From here passed the routes of salt smugglers and those of anchovy traders. But tourism has also covered a great Importance: many came from the cities to rest and breathe air good. Attilio Mussino, the first illustrator of Pinocchio was the "vacationer" most famous of Vernante, where it is celebrated with murals and a museum dedicated to the most famous puppet in the world. Limone Piemonte attracts millions of tourists with its world-famous ski slopes. But it's the mountains that frame this territory with the small side valleys, the thick Forests and pastures are the most precious heritage, as they hide treasures priceless both from the point of view of landscape and typical productions. It is no coincidence that in this valley has also found space for high-quality catering level with the awards attributed to the National Restaurant of Vernante, from always standard-bearer of the riches of this extraordinary corner of Cuneo.