Izano

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Izano
Comune
Comune di Izano
Coat of arms of Izano
Coat of arms
Izano is located in Italy
Izano
Izano
Location of Izano in Italy
Coordinates: 45°21′N 9°45′E / 45.350°N 9.750°E / 45.350; 9.750Coordinates: 45°21′N 9°45′E / 45.350°N 9.750°E / 45.350; 9.750
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Cremona (CR)
Area
 • Total 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,862
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 26010
Dialing code 0373
Website Official website

Izano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cremona in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Milan and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Cremona. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,862 and an area of 6.3 square kilometres (2.4 sq mi).[1]

Izano borders the following municipalities: Castelleone, Crema, Fiesco, Madignano, Offanengo, Romanengo, Salvirola.

History[edit]

The history of Izano has been always connected to that of the nearby, and more powerful, Crema. The first documents mentioning Izano (as Giosano) date from the late 10th century. Later it was probably under the suzerainty of the bishopric of Cremona. Later Izano was a possession of Crema until, in the late 15th century, it was conquered by the Republic of Venice.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Sanctuary of the Pallavicina, on the road towards Crema. It dates at least from the 15th century. It has a single with an apse frescoed by artists from Cremona
  • The church of San Biagio, rebuilt in 1900.
  • The Oratory of St. Roch (14th-15th century), recently restored.

The countryside of Izano also has several patrician villas built by Venetian noblemen, mainly in the 17th century. The most noteworthy is Villa Severgnini.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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