Buttigliera Alta

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Buttigliera Alta
Comune di Buttigliera Alta
Panorama from Mount Musinè
Panorama from Mount Musinè
Coat of arms of Buttigliera Alta
Coat of arms
Buttigliera Alta is located in Italy
Buttigliera Alta
Buttigliera Alta
Location of Buttigliera Alta in Italy
Coordinates: 45°4′N 7°25′E / 45.067°N 7.417°E / 45.067; 7.417
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
Frazioni Ferriera
 • Mayor Alfredo Cimarella
 • Total 8.10 km2 (3.13 sq mi)
Elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Population (1-1-2017)
 • Total 6,386
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Buttiglierese(i)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10090
Dialing code 011
Patron saint St. Mark
Saint day 25 April
Website Official website

Buttigliera Alta is a town and comune of 6,386 inhabitants (1-1-2017), located in the Metropolitan City of Turin about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Turin in the Susa valley in Piedmont, northern Italy. It is not far to Avigliana, of which it once was a part.

Interior of Sant'Antonio di Ranverso


It first became an autonomous fief in 1619 when Giovanni Carron received the fiefs of Buttigliera, Uriola, and Case Nicola - as well as the title of Count - from Duke Charles Emmanuel I of Savoy.

From that point in time the history of Buttigliera was intimately tied with the history of the Carron family. The last member of the family, Clementina Carron, died in April 1912.

In the 20th century, the FIAT group established one of its metallurgical factories in Ferriera, a frazione of Buttigliera Alta.

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