Regione Piemonte

Palace Tesio

Last update 27 September 2017

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A fine example of late baroque, this building dates from the eighteenth century and possesses a brick façade. On 19 December 1943, the representatives of the Alpine People secretly met in the office of Edoardo Pons at Palazzo Tesio and signed the “Charter of Chivasso,” a document which lays the basis of the modern Italian autonomist and federalist movement. Among the representatives were Mario Viora (president of the National Committee of Liberation of Chivasso), Augusto Matteoda (vice-president), Emile Chanoux and Ernesto Page from the Aosta Valley Committee, Osvaldo Coisson, Gustavo Malan, Giorgio Peyronel and Mario Alberto Collier of the Valdese section.