Buttigliera Alta

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Buttigliera Alta
Comune
Comune di Buttigliera Alta
Panorama from Mount Musinè
Panorama from Mount Musinè
Coat of arms of Buttigliera Alta
Coat of arms
Buttigliera Alta is located in Italy
Buttigliera Alta
Buttigliera Alta
Location of Buttigliera Alta in Italy
Coordinates: 45°4′N 7°25′E / 45.067°N 7.417°E / 45.067; 7.417
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Ferriera
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Ruzzola
Area
 • Total 8.25 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Population (28 February 2007)
 • Total 6,537
 • Density 790/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym Buttiglieresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10090
Dialing code 011
Patron saint San Marco
Saint day 25 April
Website Official website

Buttigliera Alta is a town and comune of approximately 6,500 inhabitants, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Turin in the Susa valley in Piedmont, northern Italy. It is not far to Avigliana, of which it once was a part.

Interior of Sant'Antonio di Ranverso

History[edit]

It first became an independent township on 26 April 1619[citation needed] when Giovanni Carron received the fiefs of Buttigliera, Uriola, and Case Nicola - as well as the title of Count - from Duke Charles Emmanuel I of Savoy.

From that point in time the history of Buttigliera was intimately tied with the history of the Carron family. The last member of the family, Clementina Carron, died in April 1912.

In the 20th century, the FIAT group established one of its metallurgical factories in Ferriera, a frazione of Buttigliera Alta.

Main sights[edit]

  • The nearby Abbey of San Michele, which is Piemont's symbol and can be clearly seen from high points in Turin. It is located at the entrance to the Susa Valley.
  • The preceptory of Sant'Antonio di Ranverso.

Twin towns[edit]

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