Valsolda

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Valsolda
Comune
Comune di Valsolda
Valsolda and Lake Lugano.jpg
Coat of arms of Valsolda
Coat of arms
Map of comune of Valsolda (province of Como, region Lombardy, Italy).svg
Valsolda is located in Italy
Valsolda
Valsolda
Location of Valsolda in Italy
Coordinates: 46°2′N 9°3′E / 46.033°N 9.050°E / 46.033; 9.050
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Como (CO)
Frazioni Albogasio, Cressogno, Dasio e Castello, Drano, Loggio, Oria, Puria, San Mamete, Santa Margherita
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Farina
Area
 • Total 31.7 km2 (12.2 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 1,653
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22010
Dialing code 0344
Website Official website

Valsolda is a comune (municipality) of about 1,600 inhabitants in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Milan and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Como, on the border with Switzerland.

Valsolda consists of the subdivisions of Cressogno, San Mamete, Albogasio, Oria, and Santa Margherita on the shores of Lake Lugano, as well as Loggio, Drano, Puria, Dasio and Castello on the mountains above. It was the set of the works of Antonio Fogazzaro, including Piccolo mondo antico and Malombra; his house in Oria is still visitable. Notable figures from the area include painter Paolo Pagani, architect Pellegrino Tibaldi, writer and journalist Brunella Gasperini, TV anchors Victoria Cabello and Kurt Felix and singer Paola Del Medico.

Valsolda borders the following municipalities: Cadro (Switzerland), Cimadera (Switzerland), Claino con Osteno, Lanzo d'Intelvi, Lugano (Switzerland), Porlezza, Ramponio Verna, Sonvico (Switzerland), Val Rezzo and Villa Luganese (Switzerland).

References[edit]

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

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