Castelleone

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Castelleone
Comune
Comune di Castelleone
Parish church of Saints Philip and James.
Parish church of Saints Philip and James.
Castelleone is located in Italy
Castelleone
Castelleone
Location of Castelleone in Italy
Coordinates: 45°18′N 9°46′E / 45.300°N 9.767°E / 45.300; 9.767
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Cremona (CR)
Frazioni Cortellona, Corte Madama, Guzzafame, Le Valli, Pellegra, Pradazzo, San Latino, Valseresino
Government
 • Mayor Pietro Enrico Fiori
Area
 • Total 45.08 km2 (17.41 sq mi)
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)
Population (31 December 2013[1])
 • Total 9,593
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castelleonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 26012
Dialing code 0374
Patron saint Saints Philip and James
Saint day 11 May
Website Official website

Castelleone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cremona in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Milan and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Cremona.

Castelleone borders the following municipalities: Cappella Cantone, Fiesco, Gombito, Izano, Madignano, Ripalta Arpina, San Bassano, Soresina, Trigolo.

Main sights[edit]

  • Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Misericordia, built in 1513-1516 by Agostino de Fondulis in Renaissance style.
  • Church of Santa Maria in Bressanoro, commissioned in the 15th century by Bianca Maria Visconti. It has Renaissance frescoes of the Life of Jesus
  • Parish church of St. Philip and James (1551), with a Renaissance-style exteriori and a Baroque exterior.
  • Isso Tower (11th century)

Transportation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.[citation needed]