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Rivoli, Piedmont

Template:Infobox Italian comune Rivoli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːvoli]), is a comune (municipality) established around the 1st century CE, in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, about Script error: No such module "convert". west of Turin. As of 2009, it had a population of 50,115.[1]

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

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

History

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, were most likely joined by a Celt migration from 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 sights

Rivoli is home to a castle, an unfinished residence of the Royal House of Savoy which currently houses a museum of contemporary art.

Other sights include:

  • 14th-century house, called Casa del Conte Verde in English "Conte Verde house".
  • Palazzo Piozzo
  • Villa Colla park
  • La Maison Musique, a former slaughterhouse
  • Piazza Martiri, the most important square.Meeting point of the citizens during the winter period is built a skating rink.

Twin towns

References

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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