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Comune di Lessona
Lessona is located in Italy
Location of Lessona in Italy
Coordinates: 45°35′N 8°13′E / 45.583°N 8.217°E / 45.583; 8.217Coordinates: 45°35′N 8°13′E / 45.583°N 8.217°E / 45.583; 8.217
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Biella (BI)
 • Total 11.7 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 2,487
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13853
Dialing code 015

Lessona is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Biella in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Turin and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) east of Biella. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,487 and an area of 11.7 square kilometres (4.5 sq mi).[1]

Lessona borders the following municipalities: Casapinta, Castelletto Cervo, Cossato, Crosa, Masserano, Mottalciata.

Lessona is also a wine of great quality, vinified since the 12th century using Nebbiolo grapes and up to 25% of other local grapes (Vespolina and Bonarda). The Lessona DOC was created in 1976.

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