Villar Perosa

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Villar Perosa
Comune di Villar Perosa
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Coat of arms of Villar Perosa
Coat of arms
Location of Villar Perosa
Villar Perosa is located in Italy
Villar Perosa
Villar Perosa
Location of Villar Perosa in Italy
Villar Perosa is located in Piedmont
Villar Perosa
Villar Perosa
Villar Perosa (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°55′N 7°15′E / 44.917°N 7.250°E / 44.917; 7.250
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniArtero, 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
 • MayorMarco Ventre
Area
 • Total11.42 km2 (4.41 sq mi)
Elevation
489 m (1,604 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2017[2])[3]
 • Total4,062
 • Density360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Villaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10069
Dialing code0121
WebsiteOfficial website

Villar Perosa is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City 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.

History[edit]

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, resided there.[4][5]

The family estate has a football pitch which is sometimes used by Juventus for friendlies or training. It hosts an annual intra-squad friendly between the first team and the Primavera.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "An Enchanting Estate in Northern Italy". Architectural Digest. September 2014.