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Comune di Ardesio
Ardesio is located in Italy
Location of Ardesio in Italy
Coordinates: 45°56′N 9°56′E / 45.933°N 9.933°E / 45.933; 9.933Coordinates: 45°56′N 9°56′E / 45.933°N 9.933°E / 45.933; 9.933
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Bergamo (BG)
Frazioni Ave, Valcanale, Ludrigno, Carpignolo Ponte Seghe, More, Valzella, Zanetti, Marinoni, Cerete, Cacciamali, Piazzolo, Botto Alto, Rizzoli, Bani, Babes, Valle, Albareti
 • Total 53.76 km2 (20.76 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,603 m (5,259 ft)
Lowest elevation 475 m (1,558 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,641
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ardesiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24020
Dialing code 0346
Patron saint San Giorgio
Saint day 23 April
Website Official website

Ardesio is a comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy.


On the last Sunday of January people in Ardesio have a goat and donkey exhibition. In this exhibition you can find every kind of goats and donkeys. During this exhibition they award the most beautiful goat.[citation needed]

Every 31 January there is "La scasada dol zenerù" (the chasing of January). On this day they celebrate the end of the cold season. They build a puppet representing January and they burn it at the city hall.

On 23 June people celebrate the anniversary of the Virgin apparition. In this solemnity they commemorate two girls seeing the Virgin Mary in 1607. On this day they have a procession with the people, the band and a statue representing the Virgin, the two girls and the baby Jesus.

Coat of arms[edit]

Its coat of arms shows a black bird over a fire, the Phoenix.[2]

Bounding communes[edit]


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