Pinerolo is located between two beautiful valleys of the Alpi Cozie, overlooking the plain populated by several towns and villages. Since the end of the XIII century, Pinerolo has been home to an important notary school, besides being a refuge for artists and a centre of typography art. Pinerolo was well known for its military service, in fact there are still many barracks in the area. The most relevant event of Pinerolo is the evocation of the Iron Mask, re-enacting the mystery that hid the legendary character. Among the historical and sacred monuments, the Church of San Maurizio, built in the year One Thousand, preserves important frescoes. Beside the church there is a Romanesque bell tower characterised by a one hand clock.