San Colombano al Lambro

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San Colombano al Lambro
Comune di San Colombano al Lambro
Coat of arms of San Colombano al Lambro
Coat of arms
San Colombano al Lambro is located in Italy
San Colombano al Lambro
San Colombano al Lambro
Location of San Colombano al Lambro in Italy
Coordinates: 45°11′N 9°29′E / 45.183°N 9.483°E / 45.183; 9.483Coordinates: 45°11′N 9°29′E / 45.183°N 9.483°E / 45.183; 9.483
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Milan (MI)
Frazioni Campagna, Mostiola
 • Mayor Gian Luigi Panigada
 • Total 16.39 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 7,729
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Banini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20078
Dialing code 0371
Patron saint St. Colombanus
Saint day November 21
Website Official website

San Colombano al Lambro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Milan.


It is an exclave of the province, completely surrounded by territory of the Province of Lodi and the Province of Pavia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,509 and an area of 16.39 square kilometres (6.33 sq mi).[1]

San Colombano al Lambro borders the following municipalities: Borghetto Lodigiano, Graffignana, Livraga, Miradolo Terme, Orio Litta, and Chignolo Po, none of which are in its own Province of Milan.

San Colombano al Lambro is an exclave of the Province of Milan at the junction between the Pavia and Lodi provinces. The exclave arose when the Province of Lodi was carved out of the Province of Milan, but a referendum in San Colombano indicated the locals' wish to stay in Milan. As a result, the comune is the only wine–producing area in the mostly urbanized province of Milan.

San Colombano DOC[edit]

The commune of San Colombano al Lambro is home to the Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) wine which includes 100 hectares (250 acres) producing a single red wine. The wine is a blend of 30-45% Croatina, 25-40% Barbera, 5-15% Uva Rara and up to 15% of other local red grape varieties to round out the blend. All grapes destined for DOC wine production need to be harvested to a yield no greater than 11 tonnes/ha. The finished wine must attain a minimum alcohol level of 11% in order to be labelled with the San Colombano DOC designation.[2]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ P. Saunders Wine Label Language pg 198 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X

External links[edit]

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