Rivoli, Piedmont

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Rivoli
Comune
Città di Rivoli
Castle of Rivoli.
Castle of Rivoli.
Coat of arms of Rivoli
Coat of arms
Rivoli is located in Italy
Rivoli
Rivoli
Location of Rivoli in Italy
Coordinates: 45°4′N 7°31′E / 45.067°N 7.517°E / 45.067; 7.517Coordinates: 45°4′N 7°31′E / 45.067°N 7.517°E / 45.067; 7.517
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
Frazioni Cascine Vica, Tetti Neirotti, Bruere
Government
 • Mayor Franco Giusto Dessì
Area
 • Total 29.5 km2 (11.4 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)
 • Total 49,854
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rivolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dialing code 011
Patron saint Madonna della Stella
Saint day Third Monday in September
Website Official website

Rivoli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːvoli]), is a comune (municipality) established around the 1st century CE, in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, about 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Turin. As of 2009, it had a population of 50,115.[1]

Rivoli borders the following municipalities: Turin, Pianezza, Caselette, Alpignano, Collegno, Rosta, Grugliasco, Villarbasse, Rivalta di Torino, Orbassano.

View over the town from the castle in the direction of Turin

History[edit]

Although unproven by archaeological and historical sources, it is thought that before the Roman conquest the area of Rivoli was inhabited by the Taurini, a tribe of the Ligures, who, after the 4th century BC, were most likely joined by a Celtic migration from southern France. The Romans conquered the area in 221 BC.

The first findings are from the 1st and 2nd century CE, belonging to Roman sepultures.

Main sights[edit]

The Castle of Rivoli, an unfinished residence of the Royal House of Savoy, currently houses a museum of contemporary art.

Other sights include:

  • 14th-century house, called Casa del Conte Verde (English: "The Green Count's house")
  • Palazzo Piozzo
  • Villa Colla park
  • La Maison Musique, a former slaughterhouse
  • Piazza Martiri, the main square and a meeting point during the winter when a skating rink is built.

Twin towns[edit]




Personality[edit]

Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia

References[edit]

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

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