Dogliani

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Dogliani
Comune
Comune di Dogliani
Dogliani veduta.jpg
Coat of arms of Dogliani
Coat of arms
Dogliani is located in Italy
Dogliani
Dogliani
Location of Dogliani in Italy
Coordinates: 44°32′N 7°57′E / 44.533°N 7.950°E / 44.533; 7.950
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Government
 • Mayor Franco Paruzzo
Area
 • Total 35.9 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (9 October 2011[1])
 • Total 4,810
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Doglianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12063
Dialing code 0173
Patron saint St. Paul
Saint day 2 November
Website Official website

Dogliani (Italian pronunciation: [doʎˈʎaːni]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Turin and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Cuneo.

Dogliani borders the following municipalities: Belvedere Langhe, Bonvicino, Bossolasco, Cissone, Farigliano, Lequio Tanaro, Monchiero, Monforte d'Alba, Roddino, and Somano.

Aside from local craftmanship, the economy is mostly based on agriculture: most of the area is occupied by vines, used for the production of the Dolcetto di Dogliani wine. There are also several woods of common hazels.

History[edit]

The town was a settlement of the Ligures, a pre-Roman population. The Roman conquered its area in around 200-100 B.C, although Dogliani is mentioned for the first time in the middle Ages, as the place of a castle and a borough surrounded by walls along the Rea torrent.

Dogliani was likley a fief of the Aleramici family, and later was osned by the marquisses of Busca, those of Saluzzo and, starting from the early 17th century, by the House of Savoy. In the 19th century Dogliani received numerous new building designed by the eclectic architect Giovanni Battista Schellino.

Main sights[edit]

  • Parish church of Santi Quirico and Paolo (1869), designed by G.B. Schellino
  • Town Hall, built from 1460 but largely revised by Schellino in the 19th century. It has kept a nave and a portico from the Renaissance church of the Carmine
  • Church of the Confraternita dei Battuti (18th century)
  • Civic Hospital, another creation of Schellino
  • Church of St. Lawrence, originally (12th century) having a nave and two aisles. Later Schellino modified it in neo-Gothic style.
  • Church of Immacolata Concezione, another creation of Schellino
  • House-tower Perno di Caldera, of medieval origins
  • Neo-Gothic entrance to the cemetery, also designed by Schellino
  • Porta Soprana, a medieval gate
  • Civic Tower (known from the 12th century)

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Dogliani is twinned with:

People[edit]

References[edit]

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

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