Comune

Savigliano

Savigliano, (Cuneo)
Savigliano (Savijan in Piemontese) is a comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the Province of Cuneo, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Turin by rail.It has important ironworks, foundries, locomotive works (once owned by Fiat Ferroviaria, now by Alstom) and silk manufactures, as well as sugar factories, printing works and cocoon-raising establishments. It retains some traces of its ancient walls, demolished in 1707, and has a fine collegiate church (S. Andrea, in its present form comparatively modern), and a triumphal arch erected in honour of the marriage of Charles Emmanuel I with Infanta Catherine of Austrian Spain.Savigliano is the hometown of Giovanni Schiaparelli, who discovered the canali of Mars. Savigliano is also the hometown of Santorre di Santarosa,an Italian Philhellene killed by Turks in Pylos, Greece 1825.Twin towns Pylos, Greece, since 1962 Mormanno, Italy, since 1962 Villa María, Argentina, since 2000References This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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