Musso, Lombardy

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Musso
Comune
Comune di Musso
Coat of arms of Musso
Coat of arms
Musso is located in Italy
Musso
Musso
Location of Musso in Italy
Coordinates: 46°6′44″N 9°16′33″E / 46.11222°N 9.27583°E / 46.11222; 9.27583
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Como (CO)
Frazioni Bresciana, Campagnano, Campaccio, Croda, Genico, Terza
Government
 • Mayor Ugo Bertera
Area
 • Total 4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Elevation 201 m (659 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)[1]
 • Total 1,060
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Demonym Mussesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22010
Dialing code 0344
Patron saint Saint Biaggio
Saint day 3 February

Musso is a small town in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. It lies on the western shore of the northern branch of Lake Como about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of the city of Como. The comune of Musso, which includes the town itself and the surrounding area of lake and mountainside, extends over an area of 412 hectares (1,020 acres), with a minimum elevation of 199 metres (653 ft) and a maximum of 1,325 metres (4,347 ft) and has a population of 1,020. It borders the communes of Dongo to the north, Pianello del Lario to the south and Colico across the lake in the Province of Lecco.[2]

The commune is a member of the Comunità Montana Alto Lario Occidentale.

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The castle, which dates back to the fourteenth century, was the power-base of Gian Giacomo Medici (‘il Medeghino’), brother of Pope Pius IV, and variously known as “pirate, king, brigand, traitor, rebel, assassin and hero”. During the years 1522 to 1532 he acquired control over much of the lake and parts of Brianza. He was finally defeated by the combined forces of the Duke of Milan Francesco II Sforza, the Swiss Confederacy and the Grisons.[3]

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