Pisogne

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Pisogne
Pidógne
Comune
Comune di Pisogne
Panorama di Pisogne da Lovere (Foto Luca Giarelli).jpg
Coat of arms of Pisogne
Coat of arms
Pisogne is located in Italy
Pisogne
Pisogne
Location of Pisogne in Italy
Coordinates: 45°48′39″N 10°6′29″E / 45.81083°N 10.10806°E / 45.81083; 10.10806
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Province of Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Fraine, Govine, Gratacasolo, Grignaghe, Pontasio, Siniga, Sonvico, Toline
Government
 • Mayor Oscar Panigada (Centre-left)
Area
 • Total 47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation 187 m (614 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,156
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pisognesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 25055
Dialing code 0364
Patron saint San Costanzo
Saint day 12 May
Website Official website

Pisogne (Camunian: Pidógne) is a comune of 8156 inhabitants[1] in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy.

Geography

Pisogne is situated at the northern-east tip of Lake Iseo, where the river Oglio flows into the lake. It is the lowermost commune of the Val Camonica. Neighbouring communes are Marone, Pezzaze, Pian Camuno and Costa Volpino.

History

Tower of Bishop

Pisogne is mentioned for the first time in 1227.

In 1287 the great rebellion led by Camunian Federici noble family against the city of Brescia, was followed by the killing of several of Pisogne Guelphs resident there. Following this fact, the town was fortified between the 12th and 13th century and granted to the Brusati family.

In 1518 eight witches were convicted of arson in Pisogne.

On November 14, 1727 the bandit Giorgio Vicario, one of the most feared of Val Camonica "buli" (bandits), born in Pisogne in 1695, was murdered.

In 1907 Pisogne was reached by the railway line, which is still running.

Main sights

Central square in Pisogne
Church of Santa Maria della neve.
  • The Church of Santa Maria della Neve, containing frescoes by Romanino
  • The ancient parish church of Santa Maria in Silvis, built around the 9th century on ancient Roman remains, still partly visible.
  • The parish church dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, dating to the 18th century.
  • The Bishop's Tower, located in the main square (12th century)

People

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Pisogne is twinned with:

References

  1. ^ a b ISTAT

Sources

  • Panazza, Gaetano; Araldo Bertolini (1984). Arte in Val Camonica - vol 3 (in Italian). Brescia: Industrie grafiche bresciane. 

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