Portacomaro

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Portacomaro
Comune
Comune di Portacomaro
Coat of arms of Portacomaro
Coat of arms
Portacomaro is located in Italy
Portacomaro
Portacomaro
Location of Portacomaro in Italy
Coordinates: 44°57′27″N 8°15′30″E / 44.9574°N 8.2582°E / 44.9574; 8.2582Coordinates: 44°57′27″N 8°15′30″E / 44.9574°N 8.2582°E / 44.9574; 8.2582
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Asti (AT)
Area
 • Total 10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,976
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 14037
Dialing code 0141

Portacomaro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Asti in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Turin and about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of Asti. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,976 and an area of 10.9 square kilometres (4.2 sq mi).[1]

Portacomaro borders the following municipalities: Asti, Calliano, Castagnole Monferrato, and Scurzolengo.

Cultural heritage[edit]

Well-preserved apsidal frescos[2] can be found in the romanesque church of St. Peter [3] (first recorded in 1130 AD).[4] Formerly occupied by a monastic community, the chancel sides are decorated with figures of St. Bernard and St. Sebastian. The central section of tripartite rear wall of the sanctuary (probably the oldest) features a deisis (Crucifixion with Virgin and the beloved disciple, St. John), figures of St. Andrew are to the right, St. Agatha (kneeling) and St Peter to the left.

Notable residents[edit]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ St Peter with keys stands to the right of altar apse fresco
  3. ^ Tourist information page of the local Municipal Government of Portacomaro (current custodians of the historic cemetery and deconsecrated chapel)
  4. ^ Architechtural cut-away sketch of Chiesa di San Pietro, online feature at Valle versa de Astigianta website