Casa Cavassa is one of the symbolic buildings of the Saluzzo Renaissance, home of Galeazzo Cavassa and his son Francesco, belonging to a noble family originally from Carmagnola (thriving commercial center, as well as strategic outpost for the defense against the threats of conquest by the Savoy family Marquisate of Saluzzo since 1100). Probably Galeazzo Cavassa bought the building after 1450 without making any major changes to the medieval structure (still today evidenced by the pointed arch windows on the facade of Via San Giovanni). In any case, the decision to make this building the official residence of the Cavassa family in Saluzzo is not accidental, since the house is located near the main buildings of religious power (the church and convent of San Giovanni) and of political power (the castle dei Marquis and the old town hall).
Today the museum itinerary is spread over two floors, ground floor and first floor, presenting a sequence of 15 rooms with painted wooden ceilings and decorated walls, while the basement is used for exhibitions and educational activities. Among the works exhibited inside the rooms we can mention: the painted and gilded panel depicting the Madonna della Misericordia by Hans Clemer (1499 c.) And the late Gothic wooden choir from the chapel of the Marquises of Saluzzo in Revello (room 5); the polyptych “The adoration of the Magi”, by Jacobino Longo, dated 1530 (room 9); the portraits of Carlo Emanuele I of Savoy and his wife Catherine of Austria, painted by Giovanni Caracca around 1590 (room 13).