San Benigno Canavese

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San Benigno Canavese
Comune di San Benigno Canavese
The Ricetto gate.
The Ricetto gate.
Coat of arms of San Benigno Canavese
Coat of arms
San Benigno Canavese is located in Italy
San Benigno Canavese
San Benigno Canavese
Location of San Benigno Canavese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°13′26″N 7°46′57″E / 45.22389°N 7.78250°E / 45.22389; 7.78250Coordinates: 45°13′26″N 7°46′57″E / 45.22389°N 7.78250°E / 45.22389; 7.78250
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
Frazioni Cascina Mure, Cascina Bruciata
 • Mayor Alberto Focilla
 • Total 22.2 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Elevation 194 m (636 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 5,307
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sambenignesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10080
Dialing code 011
Patron saint San Tiburzio
Saint day July 14
Website Official website

San Benigno Canavese (Piedmontese: San Balègn) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 20 km northeast of Turin, whose territory is bordered by the Malone and Orco rivers.

Main sights[edit]

  • Fruttuaria Abbey (founded in 1003). Of the original Romanesque edifice, only the bell tower remains today.
  • Griffons Mosaic, considered amongst the most notable example of mosaic art in Piedmont.
  • Ricetto ("Fortified store", 15th century), of which one of the three gates and a corner tower are visible today.


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

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