Rivalta di Torino

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Rivalta di Torino
Comune
Comune di Rivalta di Torino
The Chapel of San Vittore and Corona.
The Chapel of San Vittore and Corona.
Coat of arms of Rivalta di Torino
Coat of arms
Rivalta di Torino is located in Italy
Rivalta di Torino
Rivalta di Torino
Location of Rivalta di Torino in Italy
Coordinates: 45°2′N 7°31′E / 45.033°N 7.517°E / 45.033; 7.517
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Gerbole, Pasta, Tetti Francesi
Government
 • Mayor Mauro Marinari
Area
 • Total 25.3 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Elevation 295 m (968 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 19,422
 • Density 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym Rivaltesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10040
Dialing code 011
Website Official website

Rivalta di Torino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 14 km southwest of Turin in the valley of the Sangone.

It is home to a medieval castle, around which the town originated starting from the 11th century. The castle and the village were owned by the Orsini local branch until 1823. The castle has a massive appearance and was once accessed through a drawbridge, now replaced by a stone one. In 1836 French writer Honoré de Balzac was guest of the local lord, count Cesare Benevello,[2] as testified by an inscription in the castle's court.

References[edit]

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

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