Ponte di Legno

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Ponte di Legno
Comune
Comune di Ponte di Legno
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Ponte di Legno is located in Italy
Ponte di Legno
Ponte di Legno
Location of Ponte di Legno in Italy
Coordinates: 46°15′34″N 10°30′34″E / 46.25944°N 10.50944°E / 46.25944; 10.50944Coordinates: 46°15′34″N 10°30′34″E / 46.25944°N 10.50944°E / 46.25944; 10.50944
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Poia, Zoanno, Precasaglio, Passo del Tonale, S.Apollonia, Pezzo
Government
 • Mayor Mario Giuseppe Bezzi
Area
 • Total 100.1 km2 (38.6 sq mi)
Elevation 1,258 m (4,127 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,773
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Demonym Dalignesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25056
Dialing code 0364
Website Official website

Ponte di Legno (Pònt in local camunian dialect) is an Italian comune of 1,773 inhabitants[1] in Val Camonica, province of Brescia, in Lombardy.

Geography[edit]

Situated at the confluence of the two source rivers of the Oglio, Ponte di Legno is the uppermost comune of Valle Camonica.

History[edit]

See also: Val Camonica

The territory of the municipality of Ponte di Legno was part of the ancient Dalaunia (Dalegno), which included also the comune of Temù.

On September 27, 1917 the village was bombarded by Austrian cannons and razed to the ground in a short time.

Monuments and places of interest[edit]

Parish church of the Holy Trinity

Religious architectures[edit]

The churches of Ponte di Legno are:

  • Parish of the Holy Trinity, dated 1685, though the wooden door is from 1929. Inside there are works from the workshop of Ramus.
  • Church St. Appollonio in Plampezzo. It is an ancient church dating from the twelfth century, with frescoes of the thirteenth century of the hand of the painter Johannes from Volpino.

Society[edit]

Demographic trends[edit]

Traditions and folklore[edit]

The scütüm are in camunian dialect nicknames, sometimes personal, elsewhere showing the characteristic features of a community. The ones which characterize the people of the comune are:

  • Poia: Bòrse
  • Zoanno: Gòs
  • Pezzo: Benui
  • Precasaglio: Berlif

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ISTAT

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