Rivoli (Italy)

Rivoli (Italy)

Rivoli is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 14 km west of Turin. As of 2007, it had a population of 50,115.

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


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 AD, belonging to Roman sepultures.

Main sights

Rivoli is famous for its 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
  • Palazzo Piozzo
  • Villa Colla park
  • La Maison Musique, a former slaughterhouse

Demographic evolution

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