Ivrea


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Ivrea

(ēvrĕ`ä), city (1991 pop. 24,704), Piedmont, NW Italy, on the Dora Baltea River. It is a commercial and industrial center, and it is the headquarters of Olivetti, an important Italian company. Manufactures include typewriters, computers, and textiles. A Roman town (Eporedia), it was later the capital of a Lombard duchy and then the seat of a marquisate. Berengar IIBerengar II
, d. 966, marquis of Ivrea. In 950 he made himself and his son joint kings of Italy, but his great unpopularity and his attempt to force Adelaide, his predecessor's widow, to marry his son, brought the intervention (951) of Otto I of Germany.
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, one of its rulers, was briefly king of Italy (mid-10th cent.). Ivrea passed to the house of Savoy in the 14th cent. The city is dominated by a picturesque castle (14th cent.), which has four red brick towers.
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The great peaks rose several thousand feet above the glaciers, and then, as now, shattered by sun and frost, poured down their showers of rocks and stones, in witness of which there are the immense piles of angular fragments that constitute the moraines of Ivrea.
The moraines around Ivrea are of extraordinary dimensions.
The boulders from Mont Blanc, upon the plain below Ivrea, assure us that the glacier which transported them existed for a prodigious length of time.
While writing La macchina mondiale, Volponi worked in Ivrea at Olivetti--at that time, the Italian company that devoted the most resources to technological research.
The race, called "Gran Piemonte", will cover a distance of 236 km from Asti to Ivrea.
A judge in Ivrea, Italy, awarded compensation of PS418 a month on a national insurance scheme.
KEC controls the various tenements in Italy that comprise the Ivrea Nickel Project.
The company said that its Ivrea Nickel Project is still at a very early stage and will require substantial capital investment to continue the exploration programme and to develop the tenements, which is not currently available to the company.
Edinburgh slalomist Bradley Forbes-Cryans finished sixth in the kayak final at the World Cup in Ivrea, Italy.
NEWCASTLE'S Sarah Hunter captains England for the second week in succession as they face Italy in Ivrea on Saturday.