Villar Perosa

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Villar Perosa
Comune
Comune di Villar Perosa
Coat of arms of Villar Perosa
Coat of arms
Villar Perosa is located in Italy
Villar Perosa
Villar Perosa
Location of Villar Perosa in Italy
Coordinates: 44°55′N 7°15′E / 44.917°N 7.250°E / 44.917; 7.250
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Turin (TO)
Frazioni Artero, Azzario, Barbos, Bolombardo, Campassi, Cappelleria, Careiria, Casavecchia, Cascina Grossa, Cascina Marronea, Caserme, Cavallari, Ciabot, Ciabot Comba, Ciardossina, Ciardossini, Ciarriere, Comborsiera, Didiera, Droglia, Frieri, Gottieri, Icle, La Croce, Miandassa, Molliere, Morana, Muretti, Odriva, Pra Martino, Prietti, Russa, Saretto, Sartetti, Serre, Vignassa, Vinçon
Government
 • Mayor Claudio Costantino
Area
 • Total 11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation 489 m (1,604 ft)
Population (December 2004[1])
 • Total 4,263
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Demonym Villaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10069
Dialing code 0121
Website Official website
For the Villar Perosa submachine gun see: Villar-Perosa aircraft submachine gun'

Villar Perosa is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Turin.

Villar Perosa borders the following municipalities: Pinasca, San Pietro Val Lemina, Inverso Pinasca, San Germano Chisone, Porte. Once a predominantly agricultural center, it is now an industrial hub with two SKF plants and one of ZF Sachs.

Agnelli family estate[edit]

The area is often associated with the Agnelli family of Fiat fame as the family estate is located there. Members of the Agnelli family have resided in the country house since 1811. Marella Agnelli, widow of Gianni Agnelli, resides there.[2][3]

The family estate has a football pitch which is sometimes used by Juventus F.C. for friendlies or training. It hosts an annual friendly between the first team and Primavera (U-20) squad, a club tradition.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Benvenuti a Villar Perosa, l'ultima reggia d'Italia (Welcome to Villar Perosa, the last palace of Italy)". Il Giornale (in Italian). 30 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "An Enchanting Estate in Northern Italy". Architectural Digest. September 2014.