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Saluzzo (sälŏtˈtsō) [key], town (1991 pop. 15,872), Piedmont, NW Italy. It is an agricultural and industrial center. Manufactures include textiles, machinery, and processed food. It was the capital of the marquisate of Saluzzo from the 12th cent. to 1548, when it passed to France. The town came under the house of Savoy in 1601. The Gothic cathedral (c.1481–1511) contains sculptured tombs of the marquises.

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