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Ajé  (Piedmontese)
Comune di Agliè
The Castle of Agliè is one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy.
The Castle of Agliè is one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy.
Coat of arms of Agliè
Location of Agliè
Agliè is located in Italy
Location of Agliè in Italy
Agliè is located in Piedmont
Agliè (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°46′E / 45.367°N 7.767°E / 45.367; 7.767
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniCascine Bernardini, Cascine Luisetta, Cascine Malesina, Cascine Oberto, Cascine Ricco, Cascine Volpatti, Madonna Delle Grazie, Santa Maria-Sangrato, Strada Privata Brunetta
 • MayorMarco Succio
 • Total13.15 km2 (5.08 sq mi)
315 m (1,033 ft)
 (30 November 2017)[3]
 • Total2,635
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0124
Patron saintSt. Massimo of Riez
Saint dayFirst Sunday in July
WebsiteOfficial website

Agliè (Piedmontese: Ajé) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Turin.

Agliè borders the following municipalities: San Martino Canavese, Torre Canavese, Bairo, Vialfrè, Cuceglio, San Giorgio Canavese, and Ozegna.

Main sights[edit]

Agliè's main attraction is its Castello Ducale, one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[4] Dating from the 12th century, it was originally a possession of the counts of San Martino. In the 17th century, it was turned into a rich residence by count Filippo d'Agliè, but was ravaged during the French invasion of 1706.

In 1765 it was acquired by Charles Emmanuel III of Savoy and sold to his son Benedetto of Savoy who had it radically renewed ten years later, under design by Ignazio Birago di Bòrgaro. Thenceforth it was a summer residence for the Kings of Sardinia. It was sold to the Italian state in 1939.

It has a monumental façade with two stairs and a fountain; the interior includes 300 rooms, mostly provided with contemporary furniture. The castle is surrounded by large English- and Italian-style gardens. It was used as the location for the Italian series Elisa di Rivombrosa as Rivombrosa.

Other sights include:

  • Church of Santa Marta, an example of Baroque architecture by Costanzo Michela
  • Parrocchiale di San Massimo, annexed to the castle
  • Villa Meleto, a 19th-century countryside residence used by the poet Guido Gozzano
  • Church of San Gaudenzio, where Gozzano is buried.


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ "UNESCO: Residences of the Royal House of Savoy".

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