Dongo, Lombardy

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Dongo
Comune
Comune di Dongo
Dongo is located in Italy
Dongo
Dongo
Location of Dongo in Italy
Coordinates: 46°8′N 9°17′E / 46.133°N 9.283°E / 46.133; 9.283
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Como (CO)
Government
 • Mayor Mauro Robba
Area
 • Total 7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Elevation 208 m (682 ft)
Population (31 december 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,491
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym Donghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22014
Dialing code 0344
Patron saint Saint Stephen
Saint day 26 December
Website Official website

Dongo is a comune in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. It lies on the northwestern shore of Lake Como between Gravedona and Musso at the mouth of the Albano. It is 70 kilometres (43 mi) north of Milan and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Como.

It was in Dongo, on 27 April 1945, that Benito Mussolini and other fascists, fleeing from Milan towards Valtellina, were captured by Urbano Lazzaro and other partisans.

Dongo borders the following municipalities: Colico, Consiglio di Rumo, Garzeno, Germasino, Musso, Pianello del Lario, Stazzona.

Main sights[edit]

The Palazzo del Vescovo (Palace of the Bishop) was erected in the 17th century by the family of the Marquis Cossoni. In 1854, Carlo Romanò, the Bishop of Como, acquired the building from the Cossoni family.

In 1983 the Town of Dongo purchased the building. The citizens of Dongo, assisted financially by the Comunità Montana Alto Lario Occidentale, initiated the complete restoration of the Palazzo shortly thereafter.

Still bearing its original name, the building currently houses the Civic Institute of Music "Alto Lario", and, since December 2003, the International Piano Academy Lake Como.

References[edit]

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

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