Ponte di Legno
|Ponte di Legno|
|Comune di Ponte di Legno|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Brescia (BS)|
|Frazioni||Poia, Zoanno, Precasaglio, Passo del Tonale, S.Apollonia, Pezzo|
|• Mayor||Aurelia Sandrini (Centre-left)|
|• Total||100.1 km2 (38.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,258 m (4,127 ft)|
|• Density||17/km2 (45/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||SS. Trinità|
|Saint day||5 june|
The territory of the municipality of Ponte di Legno was part of the ancient Dalaunia (Dalegno), which included also the comune of Temù.
On September 27, 1917 the village was bombarded by Austrian cannons and razed to the ground in a short time.
Monuments and places of interest
The churches of Ponte di Legno are:
- Parish of the Holy Trinity, dated 1685, though the wooden door is from 1929. Inside there are works from the workshop of Ramus.
- Church St. Appollonio in Plampezzo. It is an ancient church dating from the twelfth century, with frescoes of the thirteenth century of the hand of the painter Johannes from Volpino.
Traditions and folklore
The scütüm are in camunian dialect nicknames, sometimes personal, elsewhere showing the characteristic features of a community. The ones which characterize the people of the comune are:
- Poia: Bòrse
- Zoanno: Gòs
- Pezzo: Benui
- Precasaglio: Berlif
Ponte di Legno is twinned with:
- Recco, Italy
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