Lovere

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Lovere
Comune
Comune di Lovere
Lovere vista.JPG
Coat of arms of Lovere
Coat of arms
Lovere is located in Italy
Lovere
Lovere
Location of Lovere in Italy
Coordinates: 45°48′45″N 10°04′12″E / 45.81250°N 10.07000°E / 45.81250; 10.07000Coordinates: 45°48′45″N 10°04′12″E / 45.81250°N 10.07000°E / 45.81250; 10.07000
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Bergamo (BG)
Government
 • Mayor Guizzetti Giovanni
Area
 • Total 7.36 km2 (2.84 sq mi)
Population (30 November 2013)[1]
 • Total 5,408
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Loveresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24065
Dialing code 035
Patron saint Sts. Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa
Saint day May 18
Website Official website

Lovere is a town and comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy, at the northwest end of Lake Iseo.

The houses in the city have overhanging wooden roofs, typical of Switzerland, united with the heavy stone arcades of Italy; it faces a lake and has a semicircle of mountains behind. Lovere is part of The most beautiful villages in Italy, an Association that notes small Italian towns of strong artistic and historical interest.

History[edit]

The first known settlement in Lovere area dates to the 5th and 4th century BC, being of Celtic origin. Later it was conquered by the Romans, attracted by its strategical position at the end of the Val Camonica and the beginning of the Val Cavallina, as well as for the naval transport on the Lake Iseo.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire it was ruled by the Lombards and the Franks. Given to the monks of the Marmoutier Abbey, it was sold to the Bishops of Bergamo, who, at the time of the Guelphs and Ghibellines struggle, were in turn replaced by the Celeri family. The fights lasted until the mid-15th century, when the territory was conquered by the Republic of Venice, whose rule lasted until the French invasion in 1797.

The English aristocrat and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu spent ten years of her life on the shores of Lake Iseo.

Lovere's land in Valle Camonica.

Main sights[edit]

Economy[edit]

Lovere possesses a metallurgic plant, Lucchini RS, which employs about 1300 people and specializes in the manufacture of railroad wheels and axles.

Notable people[edit]

1906 Medicine Nobel Prize Camillo Golgi studied in Lovere's Liceo Classico. Giacomo Agostini, all-time leader in victories in motorcycle Grand Prix history, was born in Lovere in 1942. Leading cinema critic and RAI author Enrico Ghezzi was born in Lovere in 1952.

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References[edit]

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