Castino

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Castino
Comune
Coat of arms of Castino
Coat of arms
Castino is located in Italy
Castino
Castino
Location of Castino in Italy
Coordinates: 44°37′N 8°11′E / 44.617°N 8.183°E / 44.617; 8.183Coordinates: 44°37′N 8°11′E / 44.617°N 8.183°E / 44.617; 8.183
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Cuneo (CN)
Government
 • Mayor Jose Martino
Area
 • Total 15.5 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
Elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Population (31 August 2007)[1]
 • Total 516
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12050
Dialing code 0173
Patron saint St. Bovo
Saint day 22 May

Castino is an Italian village located in Piedmont (Province of Cuneo), about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Turin and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Cuneo.

It is on a ridge between two valleys named after the rivers Bormida and Belbo.


Today, Castino is one of the most famous villages in Langhe, with its beautiful panoramas and the romanic church of St.Margherita.

Each year, on the first Sunday of May, there is a beautiful feast dedicated to flowers.

The municipality of Castino includes two suburbs: Campetto and S.Bovo. After 1981, the suburb of Bosia became an independent village.

References[edit]

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