Turin, Italy - 1851 - Photo taken from the window of Don Bosco's room. The first stone of the building was placed by the Saint of the Youth in 1851 and the church was inaugurated in 1852. It was the setting for important events and the great spiritual activity of Don Bosco.
Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy - 1957 - The "Biglione" house, where Giovanni Bosco was born in 1815. The house was demolished in 1957 to build the temple dedicated to the saint.
Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy - 1867 - In 1846, Mamma Margherita left her home to go to be a mother to the boys of the Oratory of Don Bosco. She went there carrying everything she had: a necklace and a gold ring, which were sold to buy bread for the oratory's guests. In 1867, when Don Bosco was given a portrait of Mamma Margherita at the age of 67, he exclaimed: "It's her, she lacks nothing but words."
Moncucco, Italy - 1828 - Giovanni Bosco was only thirteen when he had to move to the Moglia farm, about 10 km from his home. In that place he lived, worked and devoted himself to his studies from February 1828 to November 1829.