Romano di Lombardia

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Romano di Lombardia
Comune
Città di Romano di Lombardia
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Coat of arms of Romano di Lombardia
Coat of arms
Romano di Lombardia is located in Italy
Romano di Lombardia
Romano di Lombardia
Location of Romano di Lombardia in Italy
Coordinates: 45°31′N 9°45′E / 45.517°N 9.750°E / 45.517; 9.750
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Bergamo (BG)
Frazioni Bradalesco, San Lorenzo al Portico, Albarotto
Government
 • Mayor Michele Lamera
Area
 • Total 18.0 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (October 2008[1])
 • Total 18,588
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Romanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24058
Dialing code 0363
Website Official website

Romano di Lombardia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of Milan and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Bergamo. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on September 17, 1962.

Romano di Lombardia borders the following municipalities: Bariano, Cologno al Serio, Cortenuova, Covo, Fara Olivana con Sola, Fornovo San Giovanni, Martinengo, Morengo.

Tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini was a native of Romano di Lombardia, as were sculptor Giovan Battista Caniana, journalist Daniele Martinelli, and cyclist Vittorio Seghezzi.

Main sights[edit]

  • Rocca (castle)
  • Palazzo della Ragione' (13th century), with frescoed halls and a portico once housing the fish market, of probably Roman origins, as well as another Gothic portico dating to the 15th century and commissioned by Bartolomeo Colleoni.
  • Basilica of San Defendente (16th century)
  • Countryside church of St. Joseph, one of the most ancient in the area (known from the 12th century)
  • Baroque sanctuary of Madonna della Fontana

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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