Portacomaro

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Portacomaro
Comune di Portacomaro
A hilly area near Portacomaro.
A hilly area near Portacomaro.
Coat of arms of Portacomaro
Coat of arms
Location of Portacomaro
Portacomaro is located in Italy
Portacomaro
Portacomaro
Location of Portacomaro in Italy
Portacomaro is located in Piedmont
Portacomaro
Portacomaro
Portacomaro (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°57′27″N 8°15′30″E / 44.9574°N 8.2582°E / 44.9574; 8.2582Coordinates: 44°57′27″N 8°15′30″E / 44.9574°N 8.2582°E / 44.9574; 8.2582
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Province Asti (AT)
FrazioniMigliandolo
Government
 • MayorValter Vittorio Antonio Petrini
Area
 • Total10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Population
(30 July 2016)[1]
 • Total2,017
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
14037
Dialing code0141

Portacomaro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Asti in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Turin and about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of Asti.

Portacomaro borders the following municipalities: Asti, Calliano, Castagnole Monferrato, and Scurzolengo.

Main sights[edit]

Well-preserved apsidal frescos[2] can be found in the romanesque church of St. Peter [3] (first recorded in 1130 AD).[4] Formerly occupied by a monastic community, the chancel sides are decorated with figures of St. Bernard and St. Sebastian. The central section of tripartite rear wall of the sanctuary (probably the oldest) features a deisis (Crucifixion with Virgin and the beloved disciple, St. John), figures of St. Andrew are to the right, St. Agatha (kneeling) and St Peter to the left.

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ St Peter with keys stands to the right of altar apse fresco
  3. ^ Tourist information page of the local Municipal Government of Portacomaro (current custodians of the historic cemetery and deconsecrated chapel)
  4. ^ Architectural cut-away sketch of Chiesa di San Pietro, online feature at Valle versa de Astigianta website