An itinerary through the streets and squares of the old centre of Chieri, a city which played an important role in the education of the young Giovanni Bosco.
Information centre with documents of the figure of the Saint who lived his early, formative years in Chieri.
This passes through the streets of the old town centre of Chieri and recounts episodes and personalities from the life of the Saint.
An episode which took place in 1835, when John Bosco, as a student, was challenged by an acrobat.
Michele Cavallo, a baker, gave accommodation to Don Bosco in a corner of his stable, located in vicolo Valimberti.
The “Società dell’Allegria” (Cheerfulness Society), founded by John Bosco and his friends.
The barkeeper of Caffè Pianta offered John Bosco a job as a bar help.
John Bosco attended the state schools of the college of Chieri from 1831 to 1835.
Here John Bosco, as a young student, spent his free time among the planks, hammers and nails of the workshop.
Between these walls John Bosco made his first experiences as an educator, giving remedial lessons to the son of his host.
On 30 October 1835 John Bosco joined the seminary, here at the Archbishops’ Seminary.
For John Bosco, the Cathedral was his favourite among the many churches in the city.
In spite of the prejudices of the time, John Bosco went to the ghetto (Via della Pace, 8) to give remedial lessons to students of his same age.
In St. Dominic’s Church on 8 June 1841 John Bosco held his third mass.
On the site of the present building stood the house where Maddalena Caterina Morano was born, on 15 November 1847.