Valvestino

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Valvestino
Comune
Comune di Valvestino
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Valvestino is located in Italy
Valvestino
Valvestino
Location of Valvestino in Italy
Coordinates: 45°46′20″N 10°45′30″E / 45.77222°N 10.75833°E / 45.77222; 10.75833Coordinates: 45°46′20″N 10°45′30″E / 45.77222°N 10.75833°E / 45.77222; 10.75833
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Armo, Bollone, Droane, Moerna, Persone e Turano
Government
 • Mayor Davide Pace (Lista Civica)
Area
 • Total 31 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 213
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym Valvestinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25080
Dialing code 0365
Patron saint San Giovanni Battista
Saint day 29 August
Website Official website

Valvestino is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy in northern Italy.

Historical and cultural profile[edit]

The Stoni and the Gallic Cenomani, then the Romans and the Lombards lived here. The Lodrone family established in Valvestino from 1200 to 1807; then, for centuries, this has been nobody's land. It came to Italy in 1919, Valvestino was separated from Trentino in 1934, and became a hamlet of Turano.

The ancient administrative autonomy was achieved again in 1947. The abundance of pastures has always been significant for the village economy, dedicated to cattle raising that survives, still today, in summer mountain barns, with production of milk, from which famous cheeses and butter are obtained. The historicals cores of Armo, Bollone, Moerna, Persone and Turano are a crossing of small passages with peasants' high and narrow houses.[2]

Festival and events[edit]

  • Feast of Alpine troops in August in Armo;
  • Feast of "Perdono" in August in Turano.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISTAT
  2. ^ Magasa, Province of Brescia, DeAgostini, Novara, 2009.