The giant benches that came to light thanks to the idea of Chris Bangle are part of the Big Bench Community Project initiative, a proposal created to support local communities, tourism and the artisan excellence of the countries in which these installations are located. A non-profit initiative promoted by the American designer together with his wife Catherine, citizens of Clavesana since 2009, to combine the creativity of the designer team of Chris Bangle Associates srl to the excellence of craftsmanship in Piedmont.
For each new bench, a custom stamp has been created that can be used to validate passports to visitors. Each stamp bears the logo of the benches and the name of the country in which they are located: a kind of treasure hunt that urges us to find them all!
In Valle Stura some giant benches were installed: in Vignolo on the hill of San Maurizio, near the Sanctuary of Madonna degli Alpini to enjoy the suggestive panorama of the Cuneo plain; in Moiola, not far from the Chapel of Incoronata; in San Bernolfo, just below the Dahu de Sabarnui refuge and finally in Pietraporzio on the Ecomuseum trail, reachable only on foot or by mountain bike, starting from Borgata Castello.
Before embarking on your walks, in Porta di Valle you can find the official passports of the Big Bench Community Project!