Saluzzo (Salusse in Piedmontese) is an Italian town of 16.934 inhabitants in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont.

Located in the valley of the Monviso, Saluzzo is a splendid example of Piedmontese medieval architecture preserving, into the ancient walls, the urbanistic features of different eras.

Capital for four centuries of an independent marquisate, the many traces of its noble and rich past confirm its role as a city of art.

Inheritance of the ancient glories as a small capital, the city still plays a fundamental role in the surrounding area, with a concentration of services: the hospital, the court (both, however, in the beginning of closure after the Spending Review), the educational institutions, the railway station (currently closed, since both the Savigliano-Saluzzo and the Cuneo-Saluzzo are now made by road with buses), the fairs and the numerous artistic and cultural events.

Saluzzo is also distinguished by being at the center of a fertile countryside highly specialized in fruit growing.

The Marquisate of Saluzzo is the setting of Boccaccio's tale of Griselda, the final story in the Decameron, as well as Chaucer's Clerk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales. (from: wikipedia)