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Mondovì (Ël Mondvì in Piemontese, Mons Regalis in Latin) is a town and comune (township) in Piedmont, northern Italy, about 80 km from Turin. The area around it is known as the Monregalese.
The town, located on the Monte Regale hill, is divided into several rioni (ancient quarters): Piazza (the most ancient), Breo, Pian della Valle, Carassone, Altipiano, Borgato and Rinchiuso, lower, next to the Ellero stream, developed from the 18th century when industries developed in Mondovì and when it was reached by the railway.
The Funicolare di Mondovì, a recently reopened funicular railway in the town, links Breo with Piazza.
It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mondovì. It is also the home of the Academia Montis Regalis orchestra led by conductor Alessandro De Marchi.