Valperga

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This article is about Italian municipality. For novel by Mary Shelley, see Valperga (novel).
Valperga
Comune
Comune di Valperga
Sacro Monte di Belmonte with the Sanctuary.
Sacro Monte di Belmonte with the Sanctuary.
Coat of arms of Valperga
Coat of arms
Valperga is located in Italy
Valperga
Valperga
Location of Valperga in Italy
Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°39′E / 45.367°N 7.650°E / 45.367; 7.650Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°39′E / 45.367°N 7.650°E / 45.367; 7.650
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Government
 • Mayor Davide Maria Brunasso Cassinino
Area
 • Total 11.8 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 3,111
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym Valperghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10087
Dialing code 0124

Valperga is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Turin, in the Canavese historical region.

It is most famous for the Sacro Monte of Belmonte, a site of pilgrimage and worship close to it. The Sacro Monte was built in 1712 at the initiative of the Friar Minor Michelangelo da Montiglio. In 2003, the sanctuary was inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.

References[edit]

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

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