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Comune di Cerveno
Panorama - Cerveno (Foto Luca Giarelli).jpg
Map of comune of Cerveno in Val Camonica (LG).jpg
Cerveno is located in Italy
Location of Cerveno in Italy
Coordinates: 46°0′12″N 10°19′36″E / 46.00333°N 10.32667°E / 46.00333; 10.32667Coordinates: 46°0′12″N 10°19′36″E / 46.00333°N 10.32667°E / 46.00333; 10.32667
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Brescia (BS)
 • Total 21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi)
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 683
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cervenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25040
Dialing code 0364
Patron saint Martin of Tours
Saint day 11 November
Website Official website

Cerveno (Hervé in local camunian dialect) is an Italian comune of 683 inhabitants[1] in Val Camonica, province of Brescia, in Lombardy.


The village of Cerveno is bounded by other communes of Braone, Ceto, Losine, Lozio, Malegno, Ono San Pietro, Paisco Loveno, Schilpario (BG).


At the 1397 peace of Breno, the representative of the community Cerveno chose the side of the Ghibellines.

Monuments and places of interest[edit]

Parish of St Martin

Religious architectures[edit]

The churches of Cerveno are:

  • Parish of San Martino, 13th century, was remodeled in the 17th century. The altarpiece is of Beniamino Simoni.
  • Sanctuary della Via Crucis, similar to the Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy. The chapels stand beside the parish church and oratory of San Martino. The Sanctuary contains an 18th-century Via Crucis, carved of wood and stucco, and painted. the fourteen stations contain 198 life-sized statues. In 1752, Don Andrea Boldini, a parishioner commissioned the work from the local sculptor Beniamino Simoni of Fresine. However, due to continual fights with the parishioners and inhabitants, Simoni was dismissed, and the work was reassigned to Donato and Grazioso Fantoni, who completed stations 8, 9, and 10. Every ten years, the townspeople re-enact the scenes of the Passion of Christ.[2]


Demographic trends[edit]

Traditions and folklore[edit]

The scütüm are in camunian dialect nicknames, sometimes personal, elsewhere showing the characteristic features of a community. The one which characterize the people of Cerveno is Giüdé, Capèle, Brusa crus.


  1. ^ a b ISTAT Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Sanctuary Website Archived January 18, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.

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