Caravaggio, Lombardy

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Caravaggio
Comune
Città di Caravaggio
The Porta Nuova gate to the historical center.
The Porta Nuova gate to the historical center.
Coat of arms of Caravaggio
Coat of arms
Caravaggio is located in Italy
Caravaggio
Caravaggio
Location of Caravaggio in Italy
Coordinates: 45°30′N 09°39′E / 45.500°N 9.650°E / 45.500; 9.650
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Bergamo (BG)
Frazioni Masano, Vidalengo
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Prevedini (since 29 May 2006) (LN)
Area
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Population (30 November 2008)
 • Total 16,049
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym Caravaggini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24043
Dialing code 0363
Patron saint SS. Fermo and Rustico
Saint day 9 August
Website Official website
Church of San Fermo e Rustico

Caravaggio (also known locally as Careàs) is a town and comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy, 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Milan.

History[edit]

The town received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on December 22, 1954.

Geography[edit]

Caravaggio borders with the municipalities of Bariano, Brignano Gera d'Adda, Calvenzano, Capralba (CR), Fornovo San Giovanni, Misano di Gera d'Adda, Morengo, Mozzanica, Sergnano (CR) and Treviglio. Its frazioni are Masano and Vidalengo.

Main sights[edit]

The city is best known for the Sanctuary (15th century).

Other sights include:

Notable people[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Caravaggio has a railway station on the Treviglio–Cremona line.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marco Carminati (2010). Per Violoncello Solo. books.google.com. .
  2. ^ (Italian) Infos at tuscanytravels.info
  3. ^ (Italian) Infos at ilcaravaggio.comune.caravaggio.bg.it

External links[edit]

Media related to Caravaggio at Wikimedia Commons