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Rivoli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːvoli]; Piedmontese: Rìvole [ˈriʋʊle] (About this soundlisten)) is a comune (municipality) established around the 1st century CE, in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, about 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Turin. As of 1-1-2017, it had a population of 48,798.[3]

Rivoli

Rìvole  (Piedmontese)
Città di Rivoli
Castle of Rivoli.
Castle of Rivoli.
Coat of arms of Rivoli
Coat of arms
Location of Rivoli
Rivoli is located in Italy
Rivoli
Rivoli
Location of Rivoli in Italy
Rivoli is located in Piedmont
Rivoli
Rivoli
Rivoli (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°4′N 7°31′E / 45.067°N 7.517°E / 45.067; 7.517Coordinates: 45°4′N 7°31′E / 45.067°N 7.517°E / 45.067; 7.517
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
FrazioniCascine Vica, Tetti Neirotti, Bruere
Government
 • MayorFranco Giusto Dessì
Area
 • Total29.5 km2 (11.4 sq mi)
Elevation
390 m (1,280 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total48,629
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rivolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Dialing code011
Patron saintMadonna della Stella
Saint dayThird Monday in September
WebsiteOfficial website

Rivoli borders the following municipalities: Turin, Pianezza, Caselette, Alpignano, Collegno, Rosta, Grugliasco, Villarbasse, Rivalta di Torino, Orbassano.

View over the town from the castle in the direction of Turin

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HistoryEdit

Although unproven by archaeological and historical sources, it is thought that before the Roman conquest the area of Rivoli was inhabited by the Taurini, a tribe of the Ligures, who, after the 4th century BC, were most likely joined by a Celtic migration from what is today southern France. The Romans conquered the area in 221 BC.

The first findings are from the 1st and 2nd century CE, belonging to Roman sepultures.

Main sightsEdit

The Castle of Rivoli, an unfinished residence of the Royal House of Savoy, currently houses a museum of contemporary art.

Other sights include:

  • 14th-century house, called Casa del Conte Verde (English: "The Green Count's house")
  • Palazzo Piozzo
  • Villa Colla park
  • La Maison Musique, a former slaughterhouse
  • Piazza Martiri, the main square and a meeting point during the winter when a skating rink is built.

Twin townsEdit

PeopleEdit

 
Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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