Pinerolo, Province of Torino, Piedmont, Italy
Pinerolo is a town 37 km southwest of Turin, along the Sestriere road connecting Turin to the Monginevro hill. It is situated where the Val Lemina and the Val Pellice join the Val Chisone, and it has a special climate protected from the cold Alpine wind by the hills.
Altitude: 376 m a.s.l -- Population: about 35,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 10064 -- Phone Area Code: 0121 -- Patron Saint: San Donato celebrated on the Monday following the last Sunday in August -- Frazioni & Localities: Abbadia Alpina, Ainana, Avaro/Tron, Bacchiasso, Batur, Baudenasca, Biscornetto, Borgata Colombaio, Borgata Orba, C.E.P., Cascina della Cappella, Cascina Ghiotta, Cascina Gili, Cascina Nuova, Cascina Pol, Case Bianche, Case Nuove, Colletto, Gerbido di Costagrande, Gerbido di Riva, Graniera, Losani, Motta Grossa, Pascaretto, Riauna, Riva, Rubiani, Salera, San Martino, Stazione di Riva, Talucco, Villa Motta Rasini
What to see
Pinerolo has always had a great strategic importance; infact it was a commercial centre which lead to France. When it became under the French in the 16th century, the king's best military architects changed Pinerolo into a stronghold. The Duomo, built in the 11th century, was reconstructed in the 15th century, but only remains,of the original Gothic building,the doorway and the campanile (1425, unfinished).
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