Mandello del Lario

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Mandello del Lario
Comune
Comune di Mandello del Lario, Città di Mandello del Lario
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Coat of arms of Mandello del Lario
Coat of arms
Mandello del Lario is located in Italy
Mandello del Lario
Mandello del Lario
Location of Mandello del Lario in Italy
Coordinates: 45°55′N 09°19′E / 45.917°N 9.317°E / 45.917; 9.317Coordinates: 45°55′N 09°19′E / 45.917°N 9.317°E / 45.917; 9.317
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Lecco (LC)
Frazioni Olcio, Maggiana, Mandello a lago, Tonzanico, Molina, Mulini, Motteno, Cologna, Luzzeno, Moregallo, Rongio, Gorlo, Somana, Sonvico
Government
 • Mayor Riccardo Mariani
Area
 • Total 41.77 km2 (16.13 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)
 • Total 10,543
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym Mandellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23826
Dialing code 0341
Patron saint San Lorenzo
Website Official website

Mandello del Lario is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lecco, in Lombardy, on the Como Lake.

Since 1921, Mandello del Lario has been home to Moto Guzzi -- the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. SpA. The village each year since 2001 has hosted GMG (aka Giornata Mondiale Guzzi or Worldwide Guzzi Days).

The Grigna massif is located in Mandello's communal territory.

Saint George's church[edit]

Saint George's church has a single hall with a visibile truss ceiling and a quadrangular apse with a cross-vaulted ceiling. Its present aspect is due to restoration work which began in the 14th century, to a building which had already existed since the 11th century.

A holy-water font decorated with a geometrical twisting floral motif (very popular in the Como area between the 6th and 11th century) on the font and with a relief (not very prominent) showing a cross on the sides, is preserved from the original building.

The main interest in the building is given by the paintings which decorate the walls of the nave. There are numerous votive frescoes dating back to the 15th century; the Crucifixion in the presbytery is from the end of the 15th century; the eschatological cycle, according to some researchers, is related to the Ligurian-Piedmontese painting tradition, whilst according to others it is closer to the local tradition, and is placed around 1480.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mandello del Lario at Wikimedia Commons