Rivoli, Piedmont

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Rivoli
Comune
Città di Rivoli
Castle of Rivoli.
Castle of Rivoli.
Coat of arms of Rivoli
Coat of arms
Rivoli is located in Italy
Rivoli
Rivoli
Location of Rivoli in Italy
Coordinates: 45°4′N 7°31′E / 45.067°N 7.517°E / 45.067; 7.517Coordinates: 45°4′N 7°31′E / 45.067°N 7.517°E / 45.067; 7.517
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Cascine Vica, Tetti Neirotti, Bruere
Government
 • Mayor Franco Giusto Dessì
Area
 • Total 29.5 km2 (11.4 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)
 • Total 49,854
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Demonym Rivolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dialing code 011
Patron saint Madonna della Stella
Saint day Third Monday in September
Website Official website

Rivoli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːvoli]), is a comune (municipality) established around the 1st century CE, in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, about 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Turin. As of 2009, it had a population of 50,115.[1]

Rivoli borders the following municipalities: Turin, Pianezza, Caselette, Alpignano, Collegno, Rosta, Grugliasco, Villarbasse, Rivalta di Torino, Orbassano.

View over the town from the castle in the direction of Turin

History[edit]

Although unproven by archaeological and historical sources, it is thought that before the Roman conquest the area of Rivoli was inhabited by the Taurini, a tribe of the Ligures, who, after the 4th century, were most likely joined by a Celt migration from southern France. The Romans conquered the area in 221 BC.

The first findings are from the 1st and 2nd century CE, belonging to Roman sepultures.

Main sights[edit]

Rivoli is home to a castle, an unfinished residence of the Royal House of Savoy which currently houses a museum of contemporary art.

Other sights include:

  • 14th-century house, called Casa del Conte Verde in English "Conte Verde house".
  • Palazzo Piozzo
  • Villa Colla park
  • La Maison Musique, a former slaughterhouse
  • Piazza Martiri, the most important square.Meeting point of the citizens during the winter period is built a skating rink.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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

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