Place: Chieri

Name: Chieri
Place type: village
Description: Chieri is a town and "comune" in the province of Turin, Piedmont (Italy), located about 11 km southeast of Turin (15 km by rail and 13 km by road). In the time before and during the Fair of 1911, numerous textile factories were settled here, allowing Chieri playing a prominent role even in international Textile Fairs. In 1871 a railroad link was constructed to the city, partly due to contributions from the municipality and from wealthy citizens, in the form of the Chieri-Trofarello branch line: this was to serve the now very significant Textile industry of the city, with the building of the railway station also serving to initiate in the surrounding area the erection of the first city quarter built outside its walls.
People:  Rossi, Teofilo