Cortazzone

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Cortazzone
Comune
Comune di Cortazzone
Vista di Cortazzone.jpg
Coat of arms of Cortazzone
Coat of arms
Cortazzone is located in Italy
Cortazzone
Cortazzone
Location of Cortazzone in Italy
Coordinates: 44°59′N 8°4′E / 44.983°N 8.067°E / 44.983; 8.067
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Asti (AT)
Frazioni Briccarello, Mongiglietto, Valmezzana, Vanara
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Chiara
Area
 • Total 10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Population (31 May 2007[1])
 • Total 658
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym Cortazzonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 14010
Dialing code 0141
Website Official website

Cortazzone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Asti in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Turin and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Asti.

The Romanesque Church of San Secondo at Mongiglietto Hill.

Main sights[edit]

The Romanesque church of San Secondo di Cortazzone is located on the hill of the last, about a kilometre west of the main centre of population. Dating from the 11th century, it is regarded as one of the most significant examples of medieval architecture in the Basso Monferrato. It is included in a well known tourist route called "Percorso del Romanico Astigiano" together with Vezzolano Abbey and San Nazario & Celso chapel in Montechiaro d'Asti, among others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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