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Turin / Torino

facts in brief

Part of J. Stockdale's map, 1800
Part of J. Stockdale's map, 1800

Facts in brief:

Located on Po river near junction with other rivers; Taurini town was partly destroyed by Hannibal 218 BCE; was important Roman military town; part of Lombard kingdom, then of Frankish empire; ruled by Savoy from the 11th century and held by the French in the 16th and 19th centuries.

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