Capo di Ponte

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Capo di Ponte
Co de Pút
Comune
Comune di Capo di Ponte
Capo di Ponte.jpg
Coat of arms of Capo di Ponte
Coat of arms
Location of Capo di Ponte in Val Camonica.
Location of Capo di Ponte in Val Camonica.
Capo di Ponte is located in Italy
Capo di Ponte
Capo di Ponte
Location of Capo di Ponte in Italy
Coordinates: 46°01′54″N 10°20′48″E / 46.03167°N 10.34667°E / 46.03167; 10.34667
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Brescia (BS)
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Rosario Antonio Manella
Area
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 2,517
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym Capontini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25044
Dialing code 0364
Patron saint Saint Martin
Saint day 11 November
Website Official website

Capo di Ponte (Co de Pút in camunian dialect) is an Italian comune in Val Camonica, province of Brescia, in Lombardy.

Geography[edit]

Located 362 metres (1,188 ft) above sea level, Capo di Ponte (en. "Head of Bridge") owes its name to an ancient settlement to the west of a bridge over the River Oglio which leads to a hamlet named Cemmo. The present comune is on the eastern side of the river.

Town of Capo di Ponte
Parish church of St Martin
Hands of the St Faustina and Liberata

History[edit]

See also: Val Camonica

There are a number of rock art sites in this part of Val Camonica

Between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries, Capo di Ponte was known as the hamlet of Cemmo—part of the priory of San Salvatore of Tezze.

In 1315 the Imesigo marsh, on the plain between Capo di Ponte and Sellero, was flooded by the River Re.

On 14 October 1336 the Bishop of Brescia, Jacopo de Atti, invested iure feuds[clarification needed] for a tenth of the rights in the territories of Incudine, Cortenedolo, Mù, Cemmo, Zero, Viviano and Capo di Ponte to Maffeo Giroldo Botelli of Nadro.

In 1698 Father Gregorio Brunelli says that the village of Zero (or Serio), which stood on banks of the River Re, east of the country today, was swept away by a flood.

After the fall of the Republic of Venice the "comune of Capo di Ponte" (1797–1798) was founded, later becoming "comune of Cemmo and Capo di Ponte" (1798 to 1815). Under the Lombardo-Veneto kingdom, the name was again changed to "comune di Capo di Ponte e Cemmo" (1816 to 1859). It has been known as Capo di Ponte since 1859.

Main sights[edit]

Religious architecture[edit]

The churches of Capo di Ponte are:

UNESCO Heritage Site[edit]

  • Rock drawings in Valcamonica
  • National Park of Naquane (stone carvings)
  • Municipal Archaeological Park of Seradina-Bedolina
  • National Archeological Park of Massi di Cemmo

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