Fontanetto Po

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Fontanetto Po
Comune
Comune di Fontanetto Po
Oratory of St. Sebastian
Oratory of St. Sebastian
Coat of arms of Fontanetto Po
Coat of arms
Fontanetto Po is located in Italy
Fontanetto Po
Fontanetto Po
Location of Fontanetto Po in Italy
Coordinates: 45°12′N 8°11′E / 45.200°N 8.183°E / 45.200; 8.183
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Vercelli (VC)
Frazioni La Guidera
Government
 • Mayor Riccardo Vallino
Area
 • Total 23.3 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (1 January 2014[1])
 • Total 1,194
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fontanettesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13040
Dialing code 0161

Fontanetto Po is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Vercelli in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Vercelli.

Fontanetto Po borders the following municipalities: Crescentino, Gabiano, Livorno Ferraris, Moncestino, Palazzolo Vercellese, and Trino.

Main sights[edit]

  • Oratory of St. Sebastian, built perhaps in the 11th century, and remade in the 15th century. The interior houses remains of mid-15th century frescoes.
  • Parish church of St. Martin, built in the 11th century and restored in the 16th–18th centuries
  • Church of the Holy Trinity, built from 1488
  • 15th century St. John Watermill

People[edit]

  • Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824), violinist and composer was born in Fontanetto Po. He was one of the great composers of his time, Also he played the viola. He is also credited of having composed the music of the Marseillaise, the French National Hymn, eleven years before Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ http://www.opednews.com/articles/Who-composed-the-Marseilla-by-Angelo-Paratico-Modernity-160119-126.html