Casalvolone

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Casalvolone
Casale Vallonis
Comune
Comune di Casalvolone
Casalvolone is located in Italy
Casalvolone
Casalvolone
Location of Casalvolone in Italy
Coordinates: 45°24′N 8°28′E / 45.400°N 8.467°E / 45.400; 8.467Coordinates: 45°24′N 8°28′E / 45.400°N 8.467°E / 45.400; 8.467
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Novara (NO)
Frazioni Pisnengo
Government
 • Mayor Ezio Piantanida
Area
 • Total 17,49 km2 (675 sq mi)
Elevation 141 m (463 ft)
Population (Apr 4, 2017)
 • Total 864
 • Density 0.49/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Casalvolonesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 28060
Dialing code 0161
ISTAT code 003041
Patron saint San Pietro
Saint day 29 june
Website www.comune.casalvolone.no.it

Casalvolone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Turin and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of Novara. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 831 and an area of 17.4 square kilometres (6.7 sq mi).[1]

Casalvolone borders the following municipalities: Borgo Vercelli, Casalbeltrame, Casalino, San Nazzaro Sesia, and Villata.

History[edit]

The name's come from Casale Vallonis in latin.

The history of Casalvolone during the Middle Ages is closely linked with its abbey, which appears mentioned for the first time in 975, when it was ruled by the Benedictines.

The Cistercians came from the abbey of Morimondo in 1169, when the Benedictines decided to leave the monastery.

A 1225 document traces the abbey back to the work of the three Ardizzone brothers, Enrico and Tommaso di Casalvolone.

It is unknown precisely when the abbey was abandoned; certainly the transformation into abbey in the XV century led to a decline, because in 1497 it is not mentioned among the abbeys of the Italian Cistercian Congregation of San Bernardo.

Its assets were confiscated in the Napoleonic period and in 1819 the monastic complex became private property. The abbey church was reduced to a small oratory and demolished in the early XX century. Of the monastic complex remains the church of San Pietro al Cimitero, which served as a parish for the people.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.