Borgosatollo

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Borgosatollo
Comune
Comune di Brescia
Borgosatollo is located in Italy
Borgosatollo
Borgosatollo
Location of Borgosatollo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°28′34″N 10°14′24″E / 45.47611°N 10.24000°E / 45.47611; 10.24000Coordinates: 45°28′34″N 10°14′24″E / 45.47611°N 10.24000°E / 45.47611; 10.24000
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Gerole, Piffione,
Area
 • Total 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,289
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Borgosatollesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25010
Dialing code 030
Patron saint Santa Maria Annunciata
Saint day 25 March
Website Official website

Borgosatollo (Borsadòl in Lombard language[2][3]) is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. It is bounded by other communes of Brescia, Castenedolo, Montirone, Poncarale and San Zeno Naviglio, and situated directly south of Brescia, in the plain.[4]
Borgosatollo's area include also two frazioni, Gerole and Piffione.

Simbol[edit]

The coat of arms of the town was established by Royal Decree of August 28, 1931 following a request made last year by the municipal administration to the Heraldic Florence on the basis of a representation in stone placed on the arch of the entrance of the municipal building. The shield is an sannitico type, stamped by the crown of Italian municipalities regulate, and depicts a sheep rampant on blue. The two branches are in decusse laurel, left, and oak, right, both presented with fruits.[5]

Bosio (2006) reports the popular tradition according to which the original coat of arms had a boar rampant on green background, as demonstrated by some versions of the banner municipal.[6]

Language[edit]

In the territory of Borgosatollo, alongside Italian, is also spoken the Lombard language primarily in its variant of Brescia dialect.

Frazioni[edit]

The municipal statute recognizes the presence of two frazioni:[7]

In the territory of the municipality are the following locations: Colombo, Fuserino, Gorgone, Pradossi, Sorek, Venezia.

Main sights[edit]

Church of Santissima Trinità[edit]

The church of the Holy Trinity is a building design with a single nave. It is located on the driveway for Ghedi and is dedicated to the Christian dogma of the Trinity.

It was built in the fifteenth century and was used as a leper hospital during the plague of 1630.[8]

St. Michael the Archangel[edit]

Build around the thirteenth century, is now on road 23 between Borgosatollo and Montirone.

It still has some frescoes in the apse.

Transport[edit]

Borgosatollo ex-station

The Borgosatollo's area is cross by Brescia-Parma railway. Until the early twentieth century, it was running a train station, later abandoned and converted into a private residence.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISTAT
  2. ^ "Toponimi in dialetto bresciano". 
  3. ^ A.A., V.V. (1996). Dizionario di toponomastica. Storia e significato dei nomi geografici italiani. Milano: GARZANTI. 
  4. ^ "Borgosatollo: comuni limitrofi". 
  5. ^ Giacomo Danesi, "Ricerca araldica dello stemma comunale",Borgosatollo, Comune di Borgosatollo, 2006
  6. ^ Guido Bosio, "Origini e famiglie in Borgosatollo ieri e oggi" - Il territorio e la società, Brescia, Fondazione Civiltà Bresciana, 2006, pp. 67-227, ISBN 88-86670-71-0.
  7. ^ Articolo 2 Statuto comunale di Borgosatollo.
  8. ^ Attilio Mazza (1986). Il Bresciano - Volume IV. La pianura. Bergamo: Bortolotti. pp. 278–279. 
  9. ^ Giannetto Valzelli, (2006). Voci della memoria in Borgosatollo ieri e oggi - Il territorio e la società. Brescia: Fondazione Civiltà Bresciana,. pp. 11–63.