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Orbassano is a commune in the province Torino, Piedmont, Italy, about 20km from the city of Turin. Torino may refer to: Turin (Torino in Italian), a major industrial city in northwestern Italy. ... Piedmont is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Turin (Italian Torino) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ...


The commune is where Sonia Gandhi of India was raised, however she was actually born in Lusiana, near Vicenza. Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi (सोनिया गाँधी) née Maino (born December 9, 1946), is an Italian-born Indian politician, the president of the Indian National Congress (Congress Party) and the widow of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. ... Vicenza (population 107,223) is the capital of the province of Vicenza in the Veneto region, northern Italy at the northern base of the Monti Berici, straddling the Bacchiglione. ...


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Italian town sends greetings to Sonia -DAWN - International; 15 May, 2004 (475 words)
ORBASSANO, May 14: Sonia Gandhi's home town in Italy sent the surprise winner of India's elections a congratulatory telegram on Friday saying they were proud of her victory in the world's biggest democracy - "her India".
The mayor of Orbassano, Carlo Marroni, also sent a telegram to Sonia Gandhi's mother and two sisters, but he said her Italian relatives had decided to keep their customary silence despite her Congress party's upset victory in India's polls.
Sonia Gandhi left Orbassano, on the outskirts of the northern city of Turin, in the late 1960s to study English in Cambridge, England, where she met Rajiv Gandhi, scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty.
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Vicenza (population 107,223) is the capital of the province of Vicenza in the Veneto region, northern Italy at the northern base of the Monti Berici, straddling the Bacchiglione.
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Turin is surrounded by several smaller cities in the Province of Turin such as Grugliasco, Rivoli, Orbassano, Moncalieri, Avigliana, Buttigliera Alta, Gassino Torinese, etc. to make up one of Italy's primary metropolitan areas.
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