Candia Canavese (in Piedmontese Candia) is a comune of the Province of Turin situated in the historical region of the Canavese in Piedmont, Italy about 35 km northeast of Turin. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,322 and an area of 9.2 km². It borders the following municipalities: Strambino, Mercenasco, Vische, Barone Canavese, Mazzè, and Caluso.
It is known for the wine Erbaluce di Caluso and for its lake, the Lago di Candia, which is protected as part of the Parco naturale del Lago di Candia nature reserve and also has a rowing club.
Various historic buildings found nearby include the eleventh-century church of Santo Stefano al Monte, which probably stands on the ruins of a pagan temple and the late Roman Pieve di San Michele. The eighteenth-century Castello di Candia was built on the site of the ancient castle of count Enrico de Candia which dominated the town until it was badly damaged in the fourteenth century during the wars of the Canavese and finally dismantled by Fabrotino da Parma. (...) more…
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