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Fontanetto Po

Fontanetto Po

Fontanetto Po, 13040, Italy

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Description Fontanetto Po is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 40km northeast of Turin and about 20km southwest of Vercelli.Fontanetto Po borders the following municipalities: Crescentino, Gabiano, Livorno Ferraris, Moncestino, Palazzolo Vercellese, and Trino.Main sightsOratory of St. Sebastian, built perhaps in the 11th century, and remade in the 15th century. The interior houses remains of mid-15th century frescoes.Parish church of St. Martin, built in the 11th century and restored in the 16th - 18th centuriesChurch of the Holy Trinity, built from 148815th century St. John WatermillPeopleGiovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824), violinist and composer was born in Fontanetto Po. He was one of the great composers of his time, Also he played the viola. He is also credited of having composed the music of the Marseillaise, the French National Hymn, eleven years before Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.