Ameno, Italy

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Comune di Ameno
Ameno municipio.jpg
Ameno is located in Italy
Location of Ameno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°47′N 8°26′E / 45.783°N 8.433°E / 45.783; 8.433Coordinates: 45°47′N 8°26′E / 45.783°N 8.433°E / 45.783; 8.433
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Novara (NO)
 • Total 10.0 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Elevation 530 m (1,740 ft)
Population (Dec. 2003)
 • Total 906
 • Density 91/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28010
Dialing code 0322

Ameno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Turin and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Novara. As of 31 December 2004, it has a population of 906 and an area of 10.0 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi).[1]

Ameno borders the following municipalities: Armeno, Bolzano Novarese, Colazza, Invorio, Miasino, and Orta San Giulio.

Every June there is a Blues festival in Ameno.[2]

The word Ameno in Italian means healthy tranquil place. The village is on the top of a hill surrounded by mountains, a lake and brushland. Ameno contains numerous ancient homes and castles belonging to noble families from Turin and Milan who vacationed in Ameno in the summer.

In its territory the municipality has the Santuario della Madonna della Bocciola.

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ Demographical and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Ameno Blues Festival