Priero

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Priero
Comune
Comune di Priero
Coat of arms of Priero
Coat of arms
Priero is located in Italy
Priero
Priero
Location of Priero in Italy
Coordinates: 44°22′33″N 8°5′38″E / 44.37583°N 8.09389°E / 44.37583; 8.09389Coordinates: 44°22′33″N 8°5′38″E / 44.37583°N 8.09389°E / 44.37583; 8.09389
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Government
 • Mayor Andrea Paolo Boasso, elected 5 April 2005
Area
 • Total 20.2 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Elevation 475 m (1,558 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)
 • Total 504
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Demonym Prieresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12070
Dialing code 0174
Website Official website

Priero is a small town and comune of the Langhe, located six kilometres east of Ceva in the Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy. Presently it has a population of 441.

History[edit]

The original settlement, on a hill called Poggio to the south of the present village, dates from around the beginning of the second millennium. A pieve, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, had authority over the churches at Costelnuovo, Montezemolo, Osiglia, Calizzano Murialdo and Perlo while the fortified ricetto was the seat of a viscount appointed directly by the Emperor. In the mid fourteenth century the Marquis of Ceva became Lord of Priero and in 1387 plans were drawn up for the construction of the settlement which forms the basis of today’s Priero.

Main sights[edit]

The village preserves its fourteenth-century layout. The remains of the old castle, the defensive walls and their towers are all visible. The church of Santi Antonio e Giuliano, first constructed in 1494, retains its original campanile. The rest of the building, however was demolished in the late seventeenth century, and rebuilt in 1716 to plans by F. Gallo.

Notable Prieresi[edit]

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