Baveno

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Baveno
Comune
Comune di Baveno
The church retains its ancient dedication to Ss Gervasio and Protasio
The church retains its ancient dedication to Ss Gervasio and Protasio
Baveno is located in Italy
Baveno
Baveno
Location of Baveno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°54′N 8°30′E / 45.900°N 8.500°E / 45.900; 8.500Coordinates: 45°54′N 8°30′E / 45.900°N 8.500°E / 45.900; 8.500
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Feriolo, Oltrefiume, Romanico, Roncaro, Loita
Area
 • Total 17 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 205 m (673 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 4,527
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym Bavenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28831
Dialing code 0323
Patron saint Santi Gervasio e Protasio
Saint day 19 June
Website Official website

Baveno is a town and comune in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, part of Piedmont, northern Italy. It is located on the west shore of Lago Maggiore, 13 miles North West of Arona by rail.

To the north-west are the famous red granite quarries, which have supplied the columns for the Cathedral of Milan, the church of San Paolo fuori le Mura at Rome, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele at Milan and other important buildings.[2]

One of the main attractions is an historic reach of villas and castles, built in the 19th century.

Baveno was occupied in the pre-Roman Iron Age by the Lepontii, a tribe of the Ligures.

Chiesa dei SS Antonio e Fermo. Baveno. 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Baveno". Encyclopædia Britannica 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 551. 

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