The chapels of Robilante develop on the alpine backdrop near the inhabited centre of the administrative centre, almost like a crown placed to protect the local community. The motivations for their building can be divided into two categories: community buildings, that is, constructed to serve the community for spiritual needs, and votive offering buildings, or constructed in thanksgiving or invocation of religious vows. The position of these chapels is probably the most interesting element since most of them are located on raised hills that allow wide views of the middle valley.
These are sacred buildings built between the first half of the seventeenth century and the end of the twentieth century, with a very wide chronological range. Many of them have undergone modernization and restoration over the centuries, including major ones. Despite the antiquity of some of them, they are buildings with limited architectural value. Regarding the dispersions and restorations – in some cases, important ones – the structures and endowments follow schemes imposed by the Counter-Reformation and by the widespread Baroque language in the context of the valleys of Southern Piedmont between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The more recent buildings instead represent the outcome of contemporary devotion and do not follow particular construction schemes.
The most interesting are certainly Cappella di Sant’Anna and Cappella del Santo Nome di Maria. The first one stands in a dominant position with respect to the town on a wooded knoll (easily reachable from the churchyard of the parish church) with its magnificent eighteenth-century decorations. The second rises at the peak of the Malandré valley (a hamlet on the orographic right of Vermenagna, on the border with the Municipalities of Roccavione and Boves) and has a beautiful view over the middle valley.