This article is about Italian municipality. For novel by Mary Shelley, see Valperga (novel).
Comune di Valperga

Sacro Monte di Belmonte with the Sanctuary.

Coat of arms

Location of Valperga in Italy

Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°39′E / 45.367°N 7.650°E / 45.367; 7.650Coordinates: 45°22′N 7°39′E / 45.367°N 7.650°E / 45.367; 7.650
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Turin (TO)
  Mayor Gabriele Francisca
  Total 11.8 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Population [1]
  Total 3,180
  Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Valperghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10087
Dialing code 0124

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

It is home to the Sacro Monte of Belmonte, a site of pilgrimage and worship close to it. The Sacro Monte was built in 1712 at the initiative of the Friar Minor Michelangelo da Montiglio. In 2003, the sanctuary was inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.


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

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