The childhood

Father Francesco, mother Margherita and the brothers Antonio and Giuseppe.

Giovanni Bosco was born on 16 August 1815 in a humble farm, where now there is the Temple of Don Bosco, on the hill I Becchi of Castelnuovo d’Asti ( nowadays Castelnuovo Don Bosco). He was the son of farmers Francesco Bosco (1784-1817) and Margherita Occhiena (1788-1856) and lost his father because of a serious pneumonia, when he was only two years old. Together with Mamma Margherita and his two brothers Antonio and Giuseppe, he spent his first difficult years experiencing poverty.

Il Cammino di Don Bosco è un progetto di
Città metropolitana di Torino e Strade di colori e sapori