Bellano

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Bellano
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
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Lecco (LC)
Frazioni Biosio, Bonzeno, Costa, Grabbia, Lezzeno, Ombriaco, Oro, Pendaglio, Pennaso, Pradello, Rivalba, Verginate
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Rusconi
Area
 • Total 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation 202 m (663 ft)
Population (31 July 2014)[1]
 • Total 3,254
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bellanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23822
Dialing code 0341
Patron saint Sts. Nazarius and Celsus
Saint day 28 July
Website Official website
Orrido di Bellano.

Bellano 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.

References[edit]

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

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