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Comune di Ornavasso
Boden Sanctuary.
Boden Sanctuary.
Coat of arms of Ornavasso
Coat of arms
Ornavasso is located in Italy
Location of Ornavasso in Italy
Coordinates: 45°58′N 8°24′E / 45.967°N 8.400°E / 45.967; 8.400
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Migiandone
 • Mayor Antonio Longo Dorni
 • Total 25.9 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Elevation 215 m (705 ft)
Population (30 September 2008[1])
 • Total 3,382
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ornavassesi, Migiandonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28027
Dialing code 0323
Website Official website

Ornavasso (Ossolano: Urnavass, Walser German: Urnafasch) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northeast of Turin and about 11 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Verbania.


Ornavasso borders the following municipalities: Anzola d'Ossola, Gravellona Toce, Mergozzo, Premosello Chiovenda. In the area there are two necropolises of the Lepontii-Celtic culture, dating to 2nd century BC – 1st century AD. From the 14th century to the late 19th century, Ornavasso and its frazione of Migiandone were a language island of Walser German, due to the presence of immigrates from the Simplon area. Traces of the German culture persist in the local dialect and the Carnival tradition.

During World War II, Ornavasso was the base of the Valtoce Partisan Division.

Twin towns[edit]


  1. ^ Data from Istat

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