Just in front of the ancient Abbey of Novalesa we find the Farm “C’era una volta” (Once upon a time), in an incredible combination of the sacred and the profane, between the pleasure of genuine food and workshops for the restoration of antique miniatures, the laughter of children who participate in the activities proposed by the petting zoo and Byzantine frescoes of the Chapel of Sant’Eldrado .
It is a farm that produces cheese which has been awarded the DOP .
Once again our proposals are aimed at identifying pathways that tell old stories which help us to understand the meaning of our passage and the food that we taste: we are on the Via Francigena. The impressive caravans of Waldensians passed here on the way to Exile. Then the ” Marrons ” passed this way; they were the porters who made the trip over Mont Cenis easier for those who could afford it. Hannibal traveled this route, which is filled with a thousand stories, both great and small.