||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Italian Wikipedia. (December 2012)|
- For other uses, see Ameno
|Comune di Ameno|
|Province||Province of Novara (NO)|
|• Total||10.0 km2 (3.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||530 m (1,740 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2003)|
|• Density||91/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Ameno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Turin and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Novara. As of 31 December 2004, it has a population of 906 and an area of 10.0 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi).
The word Ameno in Italian means healthy tranquil place. The village is on the top of a hill surrounded by mountains, a lake and brushland. Ameno contains numerous ancient homes and castles belonging to noble families from Turin and Milan who vacationed in Ameno in the summer.