Ameno, Italy

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Ameno
Comune di Ameno
Ameno municipio.jpg
Location of Ameno
Ameno is located in Italy
Ameno
Ameno
Location of Ameno in Italy
Ameno is located in Piedmont
Ameno
Ameno
Ameno (Piedmont)
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
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceProvince of Novara (NO)
Area
 • Total10.0 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Elevation
530 m (1,740 ft)
Population
(Dec. 2003)
 • Total906
 • Density91/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
28010
Dialing code0322

Ameno (Piedmontese and Lombard: Amén) 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]

References[edit]

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