Valperga is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Turin, in the Canavese historical region.

Valperga
Comune di Valperga
Sacro Monte di Belmonte with the Sanctuary.
Sacro Monte di Belmonte with the Sanctuary.
Coat of arms of Valperga
Location of Valperga
Valperga is located in Italy
Valperga
Valperga
Location of Valperga in Italy
Valperga is located in Piedmont
Valperga
Valperga
Valperga (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°39′E / 45.367°N 7.650°E / 45.367; 7.650Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°39′E / 45.367°N 7.650°E / 45.367; 7.650
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Metropolitan cityTurin (TO)
Government
 • MayorGabriele Francisca
Area
 • Total11.8 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2014)[3]
 • Total3,180
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Valperghesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10087
Dialing code0124
WebsiteOfficial website

It is home to the Sacro Monte of Belmonte, a site of pilgrimage and worship close to it. The Sacro Monte was built in 1712 at the initiative of the Friar Minor Michelangelo da Montiglio. In 2003, the sanctuary was inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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