Grinzane Cavour

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Grinzane Cavour
Comune di Grinzane Cavour
Castle of Grinzane Cavour.jpg
Coat of arms of Grinzane Cavour
Location of Grinzane Cavour
Grinzane Cavour is located in Italy
Grinzane Cavour
Grinzane Cavour
Location of Grinzane Cavour in Italy
Grinzane Cavour is located in Piedmont
Grinzane Cavour
Grinzane Cavour
Grinzane Cavour (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°40′N 7°59′E / 44.667°N 7.983°E / 44.667; 7.983
ProvinceCuneo (CN)
FrazioniBarzone, Gallo, Giacco, Grinzane
 • MayorFranco Sampò
 • Total3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
195 m (640 ft)
 (31 August 2017)[2]
 • Total1,987
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Grinzanesi or Gallesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0173
WebsiteOfficial website

Grinzane Cavour is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Turin and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Cuneo.

Grinzane Cavour borders the municipalities of Alba and Diano d'Alba.

Originally simply known as Grinzane, it switched to the current name in homage to Camillo Benso, Count Cavour, who was mayor of the city for 17 years.

The main attraction is the massive medieval castle. Until 2009, Grinzane Cavour was also the seat of the eponymous literary award.

Twin towns[edit]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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