Vinadio

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Vinadio
Comune
Comune di Vinadio
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Coat of arms of Vinadio
Coat of arms
Vinadio is located in Italy
Vinadio
Vinadio
Location of Vinadio in Italy
Coordinates: 44°18′N 7°10′E / 44.300°N 7.167°E / 44.300; 7.167Coordinates: 44°18′N 7°10′E / 44.300°N 7.167°E / 44.300; 7.167
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Sant'Anna
Government
 • Mayor Angelo Pietro Giverso
Area
 • Total 183.0 km2 (70.7 sq mi)
Elevation 904 m (2,966 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 710
 • Density 3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Demonym Vinadiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12010
Dialing code 0171
Patron saint Madonna del Vallone
Saint day Second Sunday in September

Vinadio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Turin and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Cuneo, on the border with France. It is located along the Stura di Demonte river.

Together with Demonte and Pietraporzio, is one of three comuni of Italian Occitania. Vinadio borders the following municipalities: Aisone, Demonte, Isola (France), Pietraporzio, Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée (France), Sambuco, and Valdieri.

Main sights[edit]

In the frazione of Sant'Anna di Vinadio is the eponymous sanctuary, which is the highest elevation place of Christian worship in Europe at about 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). Vinadio is also home to an important fortification of the former Kingdom of Sardinia, the Forte Albertino.

Culture[edit]

In 2003 the town hosted the 'World Meeting of 2CV Friends', where approximately 7,000 people from around the world met and camped around the ancient Forte Albertino.

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