Santorso

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Santorso
Comune
Comune di Santorso
Santorso is located in Italy
Santorso
Santorso
Location of Santorso in Italy
Coordinates: 45°44′N 11°23′E / 45.733°N 11.383°E / 45.733; 11.383Coordinates: 45°44′N 11°23′E / 45.733°N 11.383°E / 45.733; 11.383
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Vicenza (VI)
Area
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (28 February 2007)[1]
 • Total 5,709
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym Orsiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36014
Dialing code 0445
Patron saint Sant'Orso
Saint day 3 May
Website Official website

Santorso is a town in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. It is north of SP350 highway. As of 2008, Santorso had an estimated population of 5840.[2]

Santorso is famous for the villas found around the area. The oldest is the Villa Facci which dates to the fifteenth century. Also notable is Church of S. Maria Immacolata built between 1834 and 1839 in neoclassical style.

From the renaissance period on, the Villa Floriani has been the most important and possesses some important frescos by the artist Giovanni Demio for display.

One of the most impressive villas is the 19th century Villa Rossi. The villa is owned by the commune of Santorso and the grounds host one of Italy's most important parks. The lower park, designed by Negrin, includes an aquarium, rare plants and brooks running through lush vegetation to the main lake.

The park hosts one of Italy's most important live collections of butterflies in a walk through atrium. The park also features train rides, farm animals and children's play areas.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer: Santorso". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 

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