Camino, Piedmont

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Camino
Comune
Comune di Camino
Camino veduta.jpg
Camino is located in Italy
Camino
Camino
Location of Camino in Italy
Coordinates: 45°10′N 8°17′E / 45.167°N 8.283°E / 45.167; 8.283Coordinates: 45°10′N 8°17′E / 45.167°N 8.283°E / 45.167; 8.283
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Alessandria (AL)
Area
 • Total 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 763
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15020
Dialing code 0142

Camino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of Turin and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Alessandria. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 763 and an area of 18.4 square kilometres (7.1 sq mi).[1]

Camino borders the following municipalities: Gabiano, Mombello Monferrato, Morano sul Po, Palazzolo Vercellese, Pontestura, Solonghello, and Trino.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Castello di Camino[edit]

The Castello di Camino dates from the 11th century and has one of the highest medieval towers in the Monferrato area. The castle belonged to the Bishop of Asti up until the 13th century and was later administered by the Marquis of Monferrato. From 1323 to 1950, the castle belonged to the Scarampi family from Villanova. Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto I and Vittorio Emanuele III of Savoy were guests at the castle. Benito Mussolini inaugurated the Monferrato aqueduct from the castle balcony.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Castello di Camino".