Comune di Scena
A panorama of Schenna
|Province / Metropolitan city||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|Frazioni||Schennaberg (Montescena), Tall (Valle), Verdins|
|• Mayor||Alois Kröll|
|• Total||48.2 km2 (18.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||600 m (2,000 ft)|
|Population (Nov. 2010)|
|• Density||59/km2 (150/sq mi)|
Italian: di Scena
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,841 and an area of 48.2 square kilometres (18.6 sq mi).
The municipality contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Schennaberg (Montescena), Tall (Valle), and Verdins.
In the Middle Ages an important castle was built. Archduke Johann of Austria acquired it in 1845. In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s many festivals took place inside it, but now, for health and safety reasons (since there was no emergency exit) there are no more.
Inside the castle, known as "Schloss Schenna" Andreas Hofer's cot is to be found.
"Schenna" comes from the German "Schön Au" meaning "Lovely Pasture" which is why it used to be written "Schönna", although others say that it is named after a Roman landowner called Sconius. In the 6th-7th century people began to arrive from Bavaria and Franconia.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Heraldry of the World: Schenna
- "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". astat info (Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol) (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
- (German) (Italian) Homepage of the municipality
Media related to Schenna at Wikimedia Commons