Capo di Ponte

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Capo di Ponte

Co de Pút
Comune di Capo di Ponte
Panorama - Capo di Ponte (Foto Luca Giarelli).jpg
Coat of arms of Capo di Ponte
Coat of arms
Location of Capo di Ponte in Val Camonica.
Location of Capo di Ponte in Val Camonica.
Location of Capo di Ponte
Capo di Ponte is located in Italy
Capo di Ponte
Capo di Ponte
Location of Capo di Ponte in Italy
Capo di Ponte is located in Lombardy
Capo di Ponte
Capo di Ponte
Capo di Ponte (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 46°01′54″N 10°20′48″E / 46.03167°N 10.34667°E / 46.03167; 10.34667
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceBrescia (BS)
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Rosario Antonio Manella
Area
 • Total18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation
362 m (1,188 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2017)[3]
 • Total2,461
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Capontini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
25044
Dialing code0364
Patron saintSaint Martin
Saint day11 November
WebsiteOfficial website

Capo di Ponte (Camunian: Co de Pút) is an Italian comune in Val Camonica, province of Brescia, in Lombardy.

Located 362 metres (1,188 ft) above sea level, Capo di Ponte (en. "Head of Bridge") owes its name to an ancient settlement to the west of a bridge over the River Oglio which leads to a hamlet named Cemmo. The present comune is on the eastern side of the river.

History[edit]

Hands of the St Faustina and Liberata

There are a number of rock art sites in this part of Val Camonica

Between the 11th and 14th centuries, Capo di Ponte was known as the hamlet of Cemmo—part of the priory of San Salvatore of Tezze.

In 1315 the Imesigo marsh, on the plain between Capo di Ponte and Sellero, was flooded by the River Re.

On 14 October 1336 the Bishop of Brescia, Jacopo de Atti, invested fiefs for a tenth of the rights in the territories of Incudine, Cortenedolo, Mù, Cemmo, Zero, Viviano and Capo di Ponte to Maffeo Giroldo Botelli of Nadro.

In 1698 Father Gregorio Brunelli says that the village of Zero (or Serio), which stood on banks of the River Re, east of the country today, was swept away by a flood.

After the fall of the Republic of Venice the "comune of Capo di Ponte" (1797–1798) was founded, later becoming "comune of Cemmo and Capo di Ponte" (1798 to 1815). Under the Lombardo-Veneto kingdom, the name was again changed to "comune di Capo di Ponte e Cemmo" (1816 to 1859). It has been known as Capo di Ponte since 1859.

Main sights[edit]

Parish church of St Martin
Town of Capo di Ponte

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ ISTAT Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine

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