Caravaggio, Lombardy

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Caravaggio

Careàs  (Lombard)
Città di Caravaggio
The Porta Nuova gate to the historical center.
The Porta Nuova gate to the historical center.
Coat of arms of Caravaggio
Coat of arms
Location of Caravaggio
Caravaggio is located in Italy
Caravaggio
Caravaggio
Location of Caravaggio in Italy
Caravaggio is located in Lombardy
Caravaggio
Caravaggio
Caravaggio (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°30′N 09°39′E / 45.500°N 9.650°E / 45.500; 9.650
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceBergamo (BG)
FrazioniMasano, Vidalengo
Government
 • MayorClaudio Bolandrini
Area
 • Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation
111 m (364 ft)
Population
(30 April 2015)
 • Total16,045
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Caravaggini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
24043
Dialing code0363
Patron saintSS. Fermo and Rustico
Saint day9 August
WebsiteOfficial website
Church of San Fermo e Rustico

Caravaggio (Italian: [karaˈvaddʒo]; Bergamasque: Careàs [kareˈas]) is a town and comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy, 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Milan.

History[edit]

The town received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on December 22, 1954.

Geography[edit]

Caravaggio borders with the municipalities of Bariano, Brignano Gera d'Adda, Calvenzano, Capralba (CR), Fornovo San Giovanni, Misano di Gera d'Adda, Morengo, Mozzanica, Sergnano (CR) and Treviglio. Its frazioni are Masano and Vidalengo.

Main sights[edit]

The city is best known for the Sanctuary (15th century).

Other sights include:

People[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Caravaggio has a railway station on the Treviglio–Cremona line.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marco Carminati (2010). Per Violoncello Solo. books.google.com..
  2. ^ (in Italian) Infos at tuscanytravels.info Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Infos at ilcaravaggio.comune.caravaggio.bg.it[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Caravaggio at Wikimedia Commons