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Ivrea (Italy)
Country Italy
region Piedmont
Metropolitan city Turin  (TO)
Coordinates 45 ° 28 '  N , 7 ° 53'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 28 '0 "  N , 7 ° 53' 0"  E
height 253  m slm
surface 30.19 km²
Residents 23,338 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 773 inhabitants / km²
Factions Torre Balfredo
Post Code 10015
prefix + 39-0125
ISTAT number 001125
Popular name Eporediesi
Patron saint St. Savinus
Website Ivrea
View of the Dora Baltea in Ivrea
Ivrea Castle

Ivrea ( Piedmontese Ivréa , in the local dialect Ivreja , Walser German Eebri ) is an Italian city with 23,338 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the metropolitan city of Turin , Piedmont region .

The neighboring municipalities are Chiaverano , Montalto Dora , Burolo , Bollengo , Cascinette d'Ivrea , Fiorano Canavese , Banchette , Salerano Canavese , Pavone Canavese , Albiano d'Ivrea , Romano Canavese , Strambino and Vestignè . The patron saint of the place is St. Savinus .


The city is located on the northern edge of the Po plain between Turin and the Aosta Valley at an altitude of 253  m slm. It lies at the foot of a 25 km long ridge of moraine origin, known as La Serra. The Dora Baltea River flows through the city . The municipality covers an area of ​​30 km².


The so-called Ivrea body is named after the city . This is a body that protrudes obliquely from the upper mantle of the earth and has a significantly greater density and causes massive regional deviations from the perpendicular as well as an irregular bending of the southern Alpine geoid .

In the valley of the Sesia River , a tributary of the Po , one can find a sequence of layers that precisely reproduces the structure of the earth's crust up to the upper mantle. It is believed that this body was tilted when the Alps were formed.


Ivrea was born in 100 BC. Founded by the Romans as Eporedia .

In the 6./7. In the 19th century, after separating from the Diocese of Vercelli , Ivrea became the bishopric . It was the center of a Lombard duchy and the Margraviate of Ivrea in post-Carolingian times. After the Anskarian family, who dominated the city in the 10th century, Arduin took power from Ivrea around 990 and waged several wars against his neighbors, especially against Bishop Leo von Vercelli , who in turn was supported by the Ottonian imperial family.

After Arduin's death, the margraviate disintegrated and the bishops of Ivrea, together with the communal institutions, became the determining force: in the 12th century, there was action against Friedrich Barbarossa . The boom at the beginning of the 12th century was followed by the incorporation into the Margraviate of Montferrat and with it the decline of communal structures in the second half of the 13th century . In the 14th century, the city came under the influence of the Savoy family and was in 1356 by Amadeus VI. Affiliated to Savoy.

Carnival in Ivrea


Ivrea is known for its historical carnival , where traditionally an "orange battle" ( battaglia delle arance ) is held. The origin of this tradition goes back to the year 1808, in which the Napoleonic rulers at the time decided to merge the various carnival festivals into one.


The Olivetti company was founded in Ivrea in 1908 . The city's economic and social structure is closely linked to the corporate history of Olivetti, which has long been the city's largest and most important employer. Since the severe crisis of the company in the early 1990s, however, several medium-sized companies have also developed into important employers. On July 1, 2018, UNESCO declared the industrial city of Ivrea a World Heritage Site .

sons and daughters of the town


  • Francesco Carandini: Vecchia Ivrea. edizioni Enrico, 1963 (Italian)
  • Piero Polino (ed.): Guida turistica di Ivrea, Val Chiusella e Dora Baltea canavesana. edizioni Enrico, 1979 (Italian)

Web links

Commons : Ivrea  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. UNESCO.org: News, Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century (Italy)
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