San Mauro Torinese

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San Mauro Torinese
Comune
Comune di San Mauro Torinese
San Mauro Torinese view.JPG
Coat of arms of San Mauro Torinese
Coat of arms
San Mauro Torinese is located in Italy
San Mauro Torinese
San Mauro Torinese
Location of San Mauro Torinese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°06′N 07°46′E / 45.100°N 7.767°E / 45.100; 7.767
Country Italy
Region Piemont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Pescatori, S.Anna, Oltre Po, Sambuy
Government
 • Mayor Ugo Dallolio (PD)
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 211 m (692 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 18,925
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sanmauresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10099
Dialing code 011
Patron saint St. Peter
Saint day April 7
Website Official website

San Mauro Torinese is an Italian comune in the Province of Turin in the Piemont region. It is bordered by the territories of Settimo Torinese, Castiglione Torinese, Turin, and Baldissero Torinese.

History[edit]

The first written record of Pulchra Rada (the ancient name for San Mauro, which in Latin means "beautiful beach and/or port" - on the Po river) dates from 4 May 991. On that day Anselmo (at the time the ruler of Montferrat) gave the order to rebuild the a Benedictine monastery, erected originally above a pre-existing ancient Roman settlement, that had been destroyed by a Saracen invasion.

The abbey became especially prosperous in the 12th century, after which it started to decline due to the continuous strife between the bordering Marquisate of Montferrat and Duchy of Savoy. In 1474 it was therefore suppressed and turned into in commendam. The way was owned by the Benedictinese until 1603, when it was transferred to secular clergy. The convent was suppressed again by Pope Pius VI in 1803.

The large bridge connecting San Mauro to Bertolla on the other side of the Po River was inaugurated in 1912.

Main sights[edit]

  • Abbey of San Mauro
  • Parish church of Santa Maria
  • Natural Park of Superga Hill

Twin towns[edit]

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