WELCOME TO CAVOUR CASTLE
The residence of Camillo Cavour, the statesman who made Italy
Day celebrating National Unity,
the Constitution, the Anthem and the Flag
Anniversary of the death
of Camillo Cavour
«(Cavour) made a united and independent Italy his objective, above all because he believed unity and independence were essential conditions for progress, civilization, and also because only a united, independent Italy would be able to affirm its values in Europe and be driven by the latter towards growth»
«See then, gentlemen, how reforms carried out at the right time, actually strengthen authority, rather than weaken it; instead of fuelling the revolutionary spirit, they reduce it to impotence»
«The press, we openly proclaim, is a fundamental means to civilization and progress for people; without it, modern societies, whatever their political system, would be stationary, or rather, would move backwards»
«Your congressman will have to, as much as he possibly can, work to spread the benefits of primary education, still so limited, and to improve secondary education, which currently so badly meets the needs of society»
«I think civilization in Africa will be a great, generous endeavor, and at the same time useful for already civilized countries»
«I had to draw from Cavour to write my thesis when in the academic year 1945-1946 I was graduating, taking my second degree in Law. The title of the thesis was “The freedom of religious minorities in Italian ecclesiastical law”»
«It is easier to fall in love with Garibaldi, Braveheart, or Che Guevara. But Cavour is Utopia descending on Earth, reincarnated in a concrete project»
«We could choose the way; we preferred that of resolution and audaciousness; we cannot stop halfway; it is for us a vital condition, an unavoidable alternative: progress or perish. I fully trust you will complete your work with the greatest of modern deeds, sanctioning the tunnelling of the Moncenisio»
Archive and library
The library is an important testament over the centuries of this family’s high cultural level, and its archive also includes the history of the great families of Piedmont such as the Carron of San Tommaso, the Lascaris of Ventimiglia, the Alfieri and Visconti Venosta.
The Cavour Centre is part of an integrated international network of tours, an organic system of museums including other historic European seats of power, part of Cavour’s family and intellectual homeland, as well as historically important places of the Risorgimento.
Films and TV
There are not many films, TV series or TV programs dedicated to this famous Piedmontese statesman. This section will include all the video material regarding Camillo Cavour, his family, and the places where he spent his life.