Montalto Dora

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Montalto Dora
Comune
Comune di Montalto Dora
The castle of Montalto
The castle of Montalto
Coat of arms of Montalto Dora
Coat of arms
Montalto Dora is located in Italy
Montalto Dora
Montalto Dora
Location of Montalto Dora in Italy
Coordinates: 45°29′N 7°52′E / 45.483°N 7.867°E / 45.483; 7.867Coordinates: 45°29′N 7°52′E / 45.483°N 7.867°E / 45.483; 7.867
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Government
 • Mayor Renzo Galletto
Area
 • Total 7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Elevation 252 m (827 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 3,461
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym Montaltesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10016
Dialing code 0125
Website Official website

Montalto Dora is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Turin. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,461 and an area of 7.5 square kilometres (2.9 sq mi).

Main sights[edit]

  • The castle, known from the mid-12th century but rebuilt in the 18th-20th centuries. It has a massive mastio and a chapel with 15th-century frescoes. The castle was owned by the bishopric of Ivrea, from which it went to the Duchy of Savoy in the 14th century.
  • Parish church of Sant'Eusebio
  • Church of San Rocco (c. early 16th century), with Mannerist frescoes inside
  • Villa Casana, dating to the late 16th century but enlarged around 1918.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

 Castle of Montalto Dora official web-site