Carrù

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Carrù
Comune
Comune di Carrù
Coat of arms of Carrù
Coat of arms
Carrù is located in Italy
Carrù
Carrù
Location of Carrù in Italy
Coordinates: 44°29′N 7°53′E / 44.483°N 7.883°E / 44.483; 7.883
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni San Giovanni, Frave, Bordino, S.Anna, Ronchi, Marenchi
Government
 • Mayor Stefania Ieriti
Area
 • Total 26.0 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Population (31 December 2010[1])
 • Total 4,376
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym Carrucesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12061
Dialing code 0173
Website Official website

Carrù is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of Turin and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Cuneo.

Carrù borders the following municipalities: Bastia Mondovì, Bene Vagienna, Clavesana, Farigliano, Magliano Alpi, Mondovì, and Piozzo. Luigi Einaudi, the first official republican President Italy, was born in Carrù. The town also saw the passage of the troops of Napoleone Bonaparte during his campaign in Italy.

Fairs[edit]

Carrù is home to the "Sagra dell'uva" (the fair of the grape), which takes place in the end of September with dances and spectacles, and to "La fiera del bue grasso" (the fair of the fat ox).

Legend[edit]

There is a legend called "La dama blu" (the blue lady). She was the wife of the count of Carrù. She used to go hunting. Women used to wear like the Greek Goddesses. One day she was killed by an arrow. She wore a beautiful blue dress. Nobody still knows who is the murderer. It's said that every last Friday in month this lady walks in her castle and haunts it, to find her killer. The castle is open some days a year for trips, although it is now a bank.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

External links[edit]

http://www.comune.carru.cn.it/