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Città di Racconigi
The central "Carlo Alberto Square" and the Town Hall
The central "Carlo Alberto Square" and the Town Hall
Coat of arms of Racconigi
Coat of arms
Racconigi is located in Italy
Location of Racconigi in Italy
Coordinates: 44°46′N 07°41′E / 44.767°N 7.683°E / 44.767; 7.683Coordinates: 44°46′N 07°41′E / 44.767°N 7.683°E / 44.767; 7.683
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Canapile, Berroni, Migliabruna, Oia, Parruccia, San Lorenzo, Streppe, Tagliata
 • Mayor Adriano Tosello (from 2002-05-26)
 • Total 48.03 km2 (18.54 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 9,886
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Racconigesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12035
Dialing code 0172
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Website Official website

Racconigi is a town and comune in Piedmont, Italy. It is located in the province of Cuneo, 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Turin, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Cuneo by rail.


The town was founded in medieval times. It was a possession of the marquisses of Saluzzo, of the princes of Acaia and of the Savoy-Carignano.


Racconigi is located in the northern borders of its province with the one of Turin. The town borders with the municipalities of Caramagna Piemonte, Carmagnola (TO), Casalgrasso, Cavallerleone, Cavallermaggiore, Lombriasco (TO), Murello, Polonghera and Sommariva del Bosco. Its municipal hamlets (frazioni) are Canapile, Berroni, Migliabruna, Oia, Parruccia, San Lorenzo, Streppe and Tagliata.


The economy is mostly based on agriculture, production of milk and meat, and industrial working of metal sheets.

Main sights[edit]

Façade of the Castle of Racconigi

Santa Maria Maggiore: Baroque church

  • LIPU: the Italian League for the Protection of Birds, established the Centro Anatidi e Cicogne in 1985 in a large farmhouse near the castle as a site for the reintroduction of the white stork, which became extinct in Italy as a breeding species at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The site now includes a breeding centre for various endangered species of ducks, geese and swans—notably the white-headed duck which has been extinct in Italy since 1976—and an area of wetland where visitors can observe such migrants as black-winged stilt, little ringed plover and black-tailed godwit.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]


  1. ^ a b ‘Racconigi’, in Encyclopædia Britannica (1911).

External links[edit]

Media related to Racconigi at Wikimedia Commons