Leffe, Lombardy

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Leffe
Comune
Comune di Leffe
Leffe
Leffe
Coat of arms of Leffe
Coat of arms
Leffe is located in Italy
Leffe
Leffe
Location of Leffe in Italy
Coordinates: 45°48′N 09°54′E / 45.800°N 9.900°E / 45.800; 9.900Coordinates: 45°48′N 09°54′E / 45.800°N 9.900°E / 45.800; 9.900
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Bergamo (BG)
Frazioni San Rocco
Area
 • Total 6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)
Population
 • Total 6,027
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leffesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24026
Dialing code 035
Patron saint Saint Michael
Saint day September 29
Website Official website

Leffe is a town and comune near the Alps in Lombardy, Italy. It is nearly 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Milan, and administratively part of the province of Bergamo. The town is well known because of its textile industry.

History[edit]

Leffe is a town in the province of Bergamo, set on the western side of the Val Gandino. Interesting fossils have been founded during the 20th century in the lignite mines, now preserved at the Museums of Natural Science in Milan and Bergamo. It is mentioned for the first time in a document of 903 with the name of Leufo.[1]

Main sights[edit]

  • Palazzo Comunale. It has a portico and open gallery, together with a beautiful internal courtyard and well.
  • The Parish House. It has an open gallery and music room, frescoed by Evaristo Baschenis, a painter from Bergamo of the XVII century.
  • The Parish Church of San Michele (XVI century) , conserving a wooden sculptural group by Andrea Fantoni, dating from 1694, called la Madonnina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leffe".  accessed 07 September 2015

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