Santorso

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Santorso
Comune
Comune di Santorso
Parish church.
Parish church.
Santorso is located in Italy
Santorso
Santorso
Location of Santorso in Italy
Coordinates: 45°44′N 11°23′E / 45.733°N 11.383°E / 45.733; 11.383
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province / Metropolitan city Vicenza (VI)
Government
 • Mayor Franco Balzi
Area
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 5,859
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Orsiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36014
Dialing code 0445
Patron saint St. Ursus
Saint day 3 May
Website Official website

Santorso is a town in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, northern Italy. It is north of SP350 highway.

Santorso is home to several patrician villas: the oldest is the Villa Facci which dates to the 15th century. The church of S. Maria Immacolata was built between 1834 and 1839 in neoclassical style.

The Renaissance Villa Floriani houses frescos by the artist Giovanni Demio for display.

The 19th century Villa Rossi is owned by the commune of Santorso and. The annexed park, designed by Negrin, includes an aquarium, rare plants and brooks running through lush vegetation to the main lake. It is home to a large live collection of butterflies in a walk through atrium. The park also features train rides, farm animals and children's play areas.

Twin towns[edit]

Santorso is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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