Sant'Ambrogio di Torino

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Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
Comune di Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
Sant'Ambrogio seen from the Monte Musinè
Sant'Ambrogio seen from the Monte Musinè
Coat of arms of Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
Coat of arms
Location of Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino is located in Italy
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
Location of Sant'Ambrogio di Torino in Italy
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino is located in Piedmont
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°6′N 7°22′E / 45.100°N 7.367°E / 45.100; 7.367
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniBertassi, San Pietro
Government
 • MayorDario Fracchia
Area
 • Total8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Elevation
356 m (1,168 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[3]
 • Total4,843
 • Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santambrogesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10057
Dialing code011
Patron saintSt. John of Besate
Saint dayNovember 21
WebsiteOfficial website

Sant'Ambrogio di Torino (Piedmontese: Sant Ambreus) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 25 km west of Turin in the Susa Valley.

Via Umberto I (urban central street) in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino
Sant'Ambrogio di Torino winter panorama with the Sacra di San Michele

Sant'Ambrogio di Torino borders the municipalities of Caprie, Villar Dora, Chiusa di San Michele, Avigliana and Valgioie. The ancient thousand-year abbey of the Sacra di San Michele, founded in the years between 983 and 987, is located within the municipality at the top of Mount Pirchiriano. The town's sights include several medieval towers, the 13th century castle and walls, a Romanesque bell tower from the 12th century and remains of the 11th century church of San Pietro.

Culture[edit]

Historical Documents[edit]

The Historical Archive of the Municipality of Sant'Ambrogio di Torino preserves documents from the year 1553. The archive of the Parish of San Giovanni Vincenzo holds records from the year 1580 onwards, when the Parish became independent of the Sacra di San Michele. Since 1810 the parish of San Giovanni Vincenzo in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, has taken care of the conservation of Breviary of San Michele della Chiusa, a liturgical text of 1315 in two volumes which shows the annual cycle of prayers of the monks of the Sacra di San Michele, and contains parts of melodies sung with notations typical of this monastery, with forms not found in Gregorian texts of other monasteries.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Sant'Ambrogio di Torino is twinned with:

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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sant'Ambrogio di Torino at Wikimedia Commons