San Salvatore Monferrato

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San Salvatore Monferrato
Comune
Comune di San Salvatore Monferrato
San Salvatore Torre.jpg
Coat of arms of San Salvatore Monferrato
Coat of arms
San Salvatore Monferrato is located in Italy
San Salvatore Monferrato
San Salvatore Monferrato
Location of San Salvatore Monferrato in Italy
Coordinates: 44°59′42″N 8°34′1″E / 44.99500°N 8.56694°E / 44.99500; 8.56694
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Alessandria (AL)
Frazioni Fosseto, Frescondino, Piazzolo, Salcido, Valdolenga, Valparolo
Government
 • Mayor Corrado Tagliabue (Lista civica. Elected 30 May 2006; re-elected 16 May 2011)
Area
 • Total 31.65 km2 (12.22 sq mi)
Elevation 205 m (673 ft)
Population (2005[1])
 • Total 4,587
 • Density 140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym Sansalvatoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15046
Dialing code 0131

San Salvatore Monferrato is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of Turin and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of Alessandria. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,629 and an area of 31.6 square kilometres (12.2 sq mi).

Main sights[edit]

The tower of the Paleologi was erected for Theodore II, Marquess of Montferrat.

Also of interest are the 16th century churches of San Martino e San Siro. At the communal cemetery of the town is notable the grave of Paolo Provera, surnamed Tantasà, a curious example of outsider art.

Notable people[edit]

Eugenio "Gene" Guglielmi (1947–), a beat folksinger.

References[edit]

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