|Città di Rivoli|
Castle of Rivoli.
|Province / Metropolitan city||Turin (TO)|
|Frazioni||Cascine Vica, Tetti Neirotti, Bruere|
|• Mayor||Franco Giusto Dessì|
|• Total||29.5 km2 (11.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|Population (30 April 2009)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Madonna della Stella|
|Saint day||Third Monday in September|
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[update], it had a population of 50,115.
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.
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.
- Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562-1630), Duke of Savoy
- Rita Grande, (born 1975), tennis player
- Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, (1666-1732), King of Sicily and Sardinia
- Fabio Basile, (born 1994), Judoka
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.