Rivoli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːvoli]; Piedmontese: Rìvole [ˈriʋʊle] (listen)) 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.
|Città di Rivoli|
Castle of Rivoli.
|Metropolitan city||Turin (TO)|
|Frazioni||Cascine Vica, Tetti Neirotti, Bruere|
|• Mayor||Franco Giusto Dessì|
|• Total||29.5 km2 (11.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
(31 December 2017)
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Madonna della Stella|
|Saint day||Third Monday in September|
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.
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 towns - sister citiesEdit
Rivoli is twinned with:
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- "Città gemellate". comune.rivoli.to.it (in Italian). Rivoli. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
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