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Comune di Santena
Coat of arms of Santena
Coat of arms
Santena is located in Italy
Location of Santena in Italy
Coordinates: 44°57′N 7°47′E / 44.950°N 7.783°E / 44.950; 7.783
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
Frazioni Carolina, Case Nuove, Gamenario, Luserna, San Salvà, Tetti Agostino, Tetti Busso, Tetti Giro
 • Mayor Ugo Baldi
 • Total 16.2 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Elevation 237 m (778 ft)
Population (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total 10,788
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santenese(i)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10026
Dialing code 011
Patron saint Saint Lawrence
Saint day 10 August
Website Official website

Santena (pron. sàntena; in Piedmontese Santna) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Turin on the right bank of the Po.

The frazione of Gamenario is known for the Battle of Gamenario, fought on 22 April 1345 between the Guelphs and Ghibellines. Sights include the castle, built by Carlo Ottavio Benso in 1712–20. It houses furnitures and memories of the families who lived there, including a vase donated by Napoleon III of France to Camillo Benso, Conte di Cavour in 1856. Nearby is a 23-hectare (57-acre) English landscape garden built under Cavour's father, Michele Benso, in the early 18th century.

Santena borders the following municipalities: Chieri, Cambiano, Trofarello, Poirino, and Villastellone.


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

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