Comune di Agliè

The Castle of Agliè is one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy.

Coat of arms

Location of Agliè in Italy

Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°46′E / 45.367°N 7.767°E / 45.367; 7.767
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
Frazioni Madonna delle Grazie, Santa Maria, San Grato
  Mayor Marco Succio
  Total 13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
  Total 2,665
  Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Alladiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10011
Dialing code 0124
Patron saint St. Massimo of Riez
Saint day First Sunday in July
Website Official website

Agliè is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Turin.

Agliè borders the following municipalities: San Martino Canavese, Torre Canavese, Bairo, Vialfrè, Cuceglio, San Giorgio Canavese, and Ozegna.

Main sights

Agliè's main attraction is its Castello Ducale, one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dating from the 12th century, it was originally a possession of the counts of San Martino. In the 17th century it was turned into a rich residence by count Filippo d'Agliè, but was ravaged during the French invasion of 1706.

In 1765 it was acquired by Charles Emmanuel III of Savoy and sold it to his son Benedetto of Savoy who had it radically renewed ten years later, under design by Ignazio Birago di Bòrgaro. Thenceforth it was a summer residence for the Kings of Sardinia. It was sold to the Italian state in 1939.

It has a monumental façade with two stairs and a fountain; the interior includes 300 rooms, mostly provided with contemporary furniture. The castle is surrounded by large English- and Italian-style gardens. It was used as the location for the Italian series Elisa di Rivombrosa as Rivombrosa.

Other sights include:


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

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