Besozzo

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Besozzo
Comune
Comune di Besozzo
Map of comune of Besozzo (province of Varese, region Lombardy, Italy).svg
Besozzo is located in Italy
Besozzo
Besozzo
Location of Besozzo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°51′N 08°40′E / 45.850°N 8.667°E / 45.850; 8.667Coordinates: 45°51′N 08°40′E / 45.850°N 8.667°E / 45.850; 8.667
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Varese (VA)
Frazioni Bogno, Cardana, Olginasio
Area
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 8,793
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21023
Dialing code 0332

Besozzo is a town and municipality located in the province of Varese, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. Besozzo hosts a small historical centre with churches and noble houses, so-called Palazzi, in its upper part which is in part pedestrian zone, and a vivid modern centre with shops, cafes, banks etc. in its lower part. The village is situated in the region of the lakes, with Lago Maggiore being only 6 kilometres (4 mi) away, and features views of the Alps.

Besozzo has a train station on the Luino–Milan railway, and a fast road linking it to the Italian highway system. As many surrounding villages, it has grown considerably and it still doing so, in part because of families moving from Milan to region of lakes and becoming commuters.

Besozzo is close to the Ispra site of the European Union's Joint Research Centre.

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