Bellano

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Bellano
Belàan  (Lombard)
Comune
Comune di Bellano
Church of SS Nazaro e Celso
Church of SS Nazaro e Celso
Coat of arms of Bellano
Coat of arms
Bellano is located in Italy
Bellano
Bellano
Location of Bellano in Italy
Coordinates: 46°3′N 9°18′E / 46.050°N 9.300°E / 46.050; 9.300
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceLecco (LC)
FrazioniBiosio, Bonzeno, Costa, Gora, Grabbia, Lezzeno, Ombriaco, Oro, Pegnino, Pendaglio, Pennaso, Pernice, Ponte Oro, Pradello, Rivalba, Valletta, Verginate
Government
 • MayorAntonio Rusconi
Area
 • Total10.23 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Elevation202 m (663 ft)
Population (30 April 2017)[1]
 • Total3,204
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bellanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code23822
Dialing code0341
Patron saintSts. Nazarius and Celsus
Saint day28 July
WebsiteOfficial website
Orrido di Bellano.

Bellano (Comasco: Belàan [beˈlãː]) is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.

The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. The church is Santi Nazario e Celso (built in 1348) is in Gothic style.

Bellano is the location of most of the novels by local writer Andrea Vitali and the birthplace of the 17th-century writer and poet Sigismondo Boldoni.

References[edit]

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

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