San Paolo d'Argon

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San Paolo d'Argon
Comune
Comune di San Paolo d'Argon
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Coat of arms of San Paolo d'Argon
Coat of arms
San Paolo d'Argon is located in Italy
San Paolo d'Argon
San Paolo d'Argon
Location of San Paolo d'Argon in Italy
Coordinates: 45°41′N 9°48′E / 45.683°N 9.800°E / 45.683; 9.800Coordinates: 45°41′N 9°48′E / 45.683°N 9.800°E / 45.683; 9.800
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Bergamo (BG)
Government
 • Mayor Elena Pezzoli
Area
 • Total 5.07 km2 (1.96 sq mi)
Elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 5,309
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym Sampaolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24060
Dialing code 035
Website Official website

San Paolo d'Argon is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Milan and about 11 kilometres (7 mi) east of Bergamo.

In the Middle Ages it was home to a large Cluniac monastery, founded in 1079. It was restored in the 16th century, as shown by the cloisters (1500 and 1532). In the former refectory are frescoes (1624) by Giovanni Battista Lorenzetti. The annexed church was rebuilt from 1684. The nave's vault is decorated with frescoes by Giulio Quaglio (1712–13), while other artworks include canvasses by Giuseppe Maria Crespi, Sebastiano Ricci and Antonio Balestra.

Until the early 20th century, the town was known as Buzzone, while the name "San Paolo d'Argon" designed the monastic complex.

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

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