Brunate

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Brunate
Brunaa  (Lombard)
Comune
Comune di Brunate
Panorama dalla Lucciola.jpg
Coat of arms of Brunate
Coat of arms
Brunate is located in Italy
Brunate
Brunate
Location of Brunate in Italy
Coordinates: 45°49′N 9°6′E / 45.817°N 9.100°E / 45.817; 9.100
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Como (CO)
Frazioni Cao, Carescione, Laghetto, Nidrino, Piani di Brunate, San Maurizio
Government
 • Mayor Davide Bodini
Area
 • Total 1.96 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation 715 m (2,346 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,730
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Brunatesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 22034
Dialing code 031
Patron saint Saint Andrew the Apostle
Saint day 30 November
Website Official website

Brunate (Comasco: Brunaa [bryˈnɑː]) is a town and comune in the province of Como in northern Italy, some 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Milan. It has some 1,800 residents, but is much more populated in summer, when tourists rent houses and apartments.

The town overlooks Como, which lies on the shore of Lake Como some 500 metres (1,600 ft) below. For a short time in the late 12th century Brunate was an independent commune, but in 1240 it reverted to the suzerainty of Como.

Como and Brunate are linked by a steep, narrow, winding road, and by the Como to Brunate funicular.

Alessandro Volta lived in Brunate for a short period – the Faro Voltiano lighthouse in the San Maurizio district, was built and named in his honour. The Bulgarian poet Pencho Slaveykov died in the town on 10 June 1912.

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