Cividate Camuno

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Cividate Camuno
Hiidà
Comune
Comune di Cividate Camuno
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Coat of arms of Cividate Camuno
Coat of arms
Cividate Camuno is located in Italy
Cividate Camuno
Cividate Camuno
Location of Cividate Camuno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°56′36″N 10°16′42″E / 45.94333°N 10.27833°E / 45.94333; 10.27833
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Brescia (BS)
Government
 • Mayor Cesare Damiola
Area
 • Total 3 km2 (1 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 2,774
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Demonym Cividatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25040
Dialing code 0364
Patron saint Saint Stephen
Saint day 26 December
Website Official website

Cividate Camuno (Hiidà in local camunian dialect) is an Italian comune of 2,774 inhabitants (2011),[1] in Val Camonica, province of Brescia, in Lombardy.

Geography[edit]

The territory of Cividate Camuno is bordered by several municipalities: to the east to Bienno, on the north to Breno and Malegno, to the west to Piancogno, and south to Esine and Berzo Inferiore.

History[edit]

See also: Val Camonica

Originally a Roman town, is built on a former place of settlement. In medieval times it was known as Civethate.

Between 1863 and 1887 Cividate assumes the name "Cividate Alpino", but because of bureaucratic confusion, in 1887 the village assumed the name "Cividate Camuno" .

Main sights[edit]

The churches of Cividate Camuno are:

  • Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, standing on the site of the baptismal chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist, which was replaced after the 11th century by the Romanesque church.
  • Church of Santo Stefano. Commanding the countryside, it is accessed by a ladder with four flights with no other possibility of approach (the ladder is dated 1770). Archaeological excavations have reported pre-Christian elements.
  • Medieval tower of the 12th-13th century.
  • Renaissance portals
  • Archaeological Museum of Val Camonica
  • The Roman park of the theatre and amphitheatre

Culture[edit]

The scütüm are in camunian dialect nicknames, sometimes personal, elsewhere showing the characteristic features of a community. The one which characterize the people of Cividate Camuno is Pàtate, or Maia Hüche.

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ISTAT

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