Madesimo

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Madesimo
Comune
Comune di Madesimo
Madesimo in Summer.JPG
Madesimo is located in Italy
Madesimo
Madesimo
Location of Madesimo in Italy
Coordinates: 46°26′N 9°21′E / 46.433°N 9.350°E / 46.433; 9.350
Country Italy
Province Sondrio (SO)
Frazioni Isola, Montespluga, Pianazzo
Government
 • Mayor Franco Masanti
Area
 • Total 85.4 km2 (33.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,399 m (4,590 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004[1])
 • Total 597
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym Isolani or Madesimini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23024
Dialing code 0343
Website Official website

Madesimo (once known as Isolato) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Milan and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Sondrio, on the border with Switzerland.

Madesimo borders the following municipalities: Campodolcino, Ferrera (Switzerland), Medels im Rheinwald (Switzerland), Mesocco (Switzerland), Piuro, Splügen (Switzerland), Sufers (Switzerland).

Madesimo is a popular place for winter sports, and offers a variety of slopes an hills for both skiing and snowboarding. During the summer, there are many hike-able trails and paths that run up the mountains. It is here that poet Giosuè Carducci would come in search of inspiration for his works. The main avenue in Madesimo is named after him.

References[edit]

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

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