|Comune di Porlezza|
View of the Lake
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Como (CO)|
|Frazioni||Agria, Begna, Cima, Tavordo|
|• Total||18.7 km2 (7.2 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Porlezzesi o Porlezzini|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Porlezza is a comune (municipality) on Lake Lugano in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Milan and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Como. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,325 and an area of 18.7 square kilometres (7.2 sq mi).
The municipality of Porlezza contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Begna, Cima, and Tavordo.
Between 1873 and 1939, Porlezza was linked to Menaggio, on Lake Como, by the Menaggio–Porlezza railway, a steam hauled narrow gauge line built as part of a multi-modal transport link between Menaggio and Luino, on Lake Maggiore.
 - Demographic Stats
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- "The Menaggio - Porlezza Railway 1884-1966 - Construction". Richard Marshall. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
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