|Comune di Santhià|
View of the Castle of Vettigné
Location of Santhià in Italy
|Coordinates: 45°22′N 8°10′E / 45.367°N 8.167°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Vercelli (VC)|
|• Mayor||Angelo Cappuccio (Impegno per Santhià)|
|• Total||53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||183 m (600 ft)|
|Population (31 July 2011)|
|• Density||170/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Agatha|
|Saint day||February 5|
Santhià (Italian pronunciation: [sanˈtja]; Piedmontese: Santià or Santcià) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Vercelli.
Santhià is well known for its historic carnival named the Carnevale Storico di Santhià since the 14th century. The medieval castle of Vettigné, located within the communal territory, was built (perhaps over a pre-existing structure) in the 15th century.
Ugo Nespolo, notable Piedmontese artist, was made an honorary citizen of Santhià on Saturday 31 March 2012.
- Castle of Vettigné, built starting from the 15th century.
- Romanesque-Neoclassic collegiate church of Sant'Agata, built from the 11th century. It includes a 12th-century Romanesque crypt.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.