Rivalta di Torino

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Rivalta di Torino
Comune di Rivalta di Torino
The Chapel of San Vittore and Corona.
The Chapel of San Vittore and Corona.
Coat of arms of Rivalta di Torino
Coat of arms
Location of Rivalta di Torino
Rivalta di Torino is located in Italy
Rivalta di Torino
Rivalta di Torino
Location of Rivalta di Torino in Italy
Rivalta di Torino is located in Piedmont
Rivalta di Torino
Rivalta di Torino
Rivalta di Torino (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°2′N 7°31′E / 45.033°N 7.517°E / 45.033; 7.517
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniGerbole, Pasta, Tetti Francesi
Government
 • MayorNicola De Ruggiero (PD)
Area
 • Total25.3 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Elevation
295 m (968 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[3]
 • Total19,422
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rivaltesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10040
Dialing code011
WebsiteOfficial website

Rivalta di Torino is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 14 km southwest of Turin in the valley of the Sangone.

It is home to a medieval castle, around which the town originated starting from the 11th century. The castle and the village were owned by the Orsini local branch until 1823. The castle has a massive appearance and was once accessed through a drawbridge, now replaced by a stone one. In 1836 French writer Honoré de Balzac was guest of the local lord, count Cesare Benevello,[4] as testified by an inscription in the castle's court.

References[edit]

  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.
  4. ^ Castle description

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