The Italian county of Auriate was on the eastern slopes of the western Alps around Cuneo and Saluzzo and existed until the middle of the 10th century. At the beginning of the century Count Rodulf von Auriate is attested, who died after 902 and left the county to the Franconian knight Roger, whom he first appointed as deputy and then as successor. Roger's son Arduin Glaber drove the Saracens out of the Susa valley in 940/945 , and afterwards he was one of the closest confidants of Margrave Berengar von Ivrea , who in 945 set out to acquire the Italian crown, which he succeeded in 950.
At the beginning of the following year, Berengar completed the reorganization of the military structures south of the Po , which his predecessor Hugo I had started with the aim of being better equipped against attacks by the Saracens from the sea. He formed three new territories: the Margraviate of Eastern Liguria , the Margraviate of Western Liguria and the Margraviate of Turin , which he occupied with loyal followers of the first hour as margraves, including Arduin Glaber.
The margraviate of Turin encompassed the area between Turin in the north, the western Alps as well as Albenga and Ventimiglia in the south, and thus in particular the county of Auriate, which disappears from history with this step.
The extensive property that the Arduins family, the Arduine , owned in Auriate was inherited three generations later by Countess Berta, who married the Marquis Teto, a well-to-do member of the Aleramide family who ruled Montferrat . The combined property of the couple then became the nucleus of the Margraviate of Saluzzo .