Santena (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsantena]; 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.
|Comune di Santena|
|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)|
(31 December 2016)
|• Density||670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Lawrence|
|Saint day||10 August|
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 Giuseppe Francesco Antonio Benso, 4th Marquess of Cavour (1781-1850), in the early 18th century.
Heritage and cultureEdit
Since 2015, Santena is joined as a sister city with the following cities:
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.