Garessio

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Garessio
Città di Garessio
Garessio centro storico visto da Bric Meriano.png
Coat of arms of Garessio
Coat of arms
Location of Garessio
Garessio is located in Italy
Garessio
Garessio
Location of Garessio in Italy
Garessio is located in Piedmont
Garessio
Garessio
Garessio (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°12′N 8°1′E / 44.200°N 8.017°E / 44.200; 8.017
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceCuneo (CN)
FrazioniCappello, Cerisola, Mindino, Trappa, Mursecco, Valdinferno
Government
 • MayorFerruccio Fazio
Area
 • Total131.01 km2 (50.58 sq mi)
Elevation
621 m (2,037 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2015)[3]
 • Total3,244
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Garessini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12075
Dialing code0174
WebsiteOfficial website

Garessio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Turin and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Cuneo.

The former Savoy family palace, the Reggia di Val Casotto is located within the town limits.

Garessio is located in the Ligurian Alps. Located on the border between Liguria and Piemonte provinces, the town's location affords easy access the Mediterranean Sea along with the UNESCO World Heritge site the Langhe wine region which grows the famous Italian wines such as Barolo and Dolcetto.

Garessio is famous for the mineral water found in the town. The Aqua San Bernardo has been famous throughout Italy for as possessing healing properties. At the turn of the century, Garessio was a famous spa town attracting tourists to take the waters and spend the summer in the cool climate. The town has been reinventing itself as a sports center as It is well located for outdoor sports such as mountain biking, road cycling, skiing and hiking. The historical town center of Garessio has been well preserved as it has been overlooked for development by the local population and has attracted expatriate buyers interested in historical properties.

HISTORY

Garessio was an important stopping point during the Medieval area for the salt trade. The salt was brought over the Ligurian Alps from the Mediterranean Sea along paths and re-packed and sold in Garessio for distribution to Northern Europe.

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  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.

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