Cedegolo

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Cedegolo
Sedégol
Comune
Comune di Cedegolo
Panorama Andrista, Cedegolo, Grevo (Foto Luca Giarelli).jpg
Coat of arms of Cedegolo
Coat of arms
Map of comune of Cedegolo in Val Camonica (LG).jpg
Cedegolo is located in Italy
Cedegolo
Cedegolo
Location of Cedegolo in Italy
Coordinates: 46°04′39″N 10°21′2″E / 46.07750°N 10.35056°E / 46.07750; 10.35056Coordinates: 46°04′39″N 10°21′2″E / 46.07750°N 10.35056°E / 46.07750; 10.35056
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Grevo
Government
 • Mayor Andrea Bortolo Pedrali
Area
 • Total 11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,258
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cedegolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25051
Dialing code 0364
Patron saint St. Jerome
Saint day September 30
Website Official website

Cedegolo (Sedégol in camunian dialect) is an Italian comune of 1,258 inhabitants[1] in Val Camonica, province of Brescia, in Lombardy.

Geography[edit]

The village of Cedegolo located in a narrow gorge formed by Oglio river, on its eastern side. It is crossed by two streams: the Val Gravagna, further north, and the Poia, to the south.

Certer town of Cedegolo
Bridge on stream Poia

History[edit]

See also: Val Camonica

The comune of Cedegolo was created in 1797, at the fall of the Republic of Venice, but became a hamlet of Grevo in 1798. The bridge over the river Poglia (Pôya in eastern Lombard), in the center of the village, was completed in 1592.

From Cedegolo in July 1866 the fourth regiment of volunteers in Italy and the Second Battalion of bersaglieri moved to enter Austrian Trentino, through the Lake Arno.

Monuments and places of interest)[edit]

Religious architectures[edit]

The churches of Cedegolo are:

  • Parish of Saint Jerome, the first half of the XVII. The altar is by Pietro Ramus.

Society[edit]

Demographic trends[edit]

Traditions and folklore[edit]

The skötöm are in camunian dialect nicknames, sometimes personal, elsewhere showing the characteristic features of a community. The one which characterize the people of Cedegolo is Lìca-tóncc'.

Cedegolo is one of the few toponyms which in Eastern Lombard require the determinative article: el Sedegòl.

At least until the second half of the twentieth century the young men of Cedegolo followed the tradition of "tunà" (literally: to shoot) or "fa saltà le tòle" ("to make boxes jump") on the St. Jerome calendar day. It was a pretty dangerous activity involving controlled explosions of acetylene gas, prepared by mixing water with calcium carbide in a hole in the ground covered by a suitable container.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ISTAT Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

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