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Comune di Scopello
Scopello and the river Sesia
Scopello and the river Sesia
Location of Scopello
Scopello is located in Italy
Location of Scopello in Italy
Scopello is located in Piedmont
Scopello (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°46′N 8°6′E / 45.767°N 8.100°E / 45.767; 8.100Coordinates: 45°46′N 8°6′E / 45.767°N 8.100°E / 45.767; 8.100
ProvinceVercelli (VC)
FrazioniCasa Pareti, Chioso, Frasso, Villabella
 • Total18.62 km2 (7.19 sq mi)
659 m (2,162 ft)
 • Total452
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0163
Patron saintSanta Maria Assunta
Saint day15 August
WebsiteOfficial website
aerial view of the town

The Commune of Scopello (Italian: Comune di Scopello; population about 450) is located in the Valsesia region of the Italian Pennine Alps, in the Piedmontese Province of Vercelli. The municipality covers an area of 18.62 square kilometres (7.19 sq mi) and ranges in elevation from 640 to 1,930 metres (2,100 to 6,330 ft) above sea level.[1] Its main centre of population, and the capoluogo of the commune, is the small town of Scopello which stands on the river Sesia at an elevation of 659 metres (2,162 ft).[1]

Other centres include Casa Pareti, Chioso, Frasso, Villabella, and Alpe di Mera.[2],[3] The last of these, as the name ‘Alpe’ suggests, once provided summer pasture for livestock. Today it is a winter ski resort.

Local government[edit]

Scopello belongs to the Comunità Montana Valsesia, a union of various communes in the Valsesia. The mayor is Paolo Ferraris, who stood on a local slate (lista civica), and was elected on 28 May 2006.[4]

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Scopello borders Boccioleto, Campertogno, Caprile, Crevacuore, Guardabosone, Pettinengo, Pila, Piode, Scopa, Trivero, and Valle San Nicolao.[5]

Population trends[edit]


  • Ministero dell’Interno (2004), Comune di Scopello: Statuto (PDF).
  • Prometheo (2007), "Scopello: Clima e Dati Geografici",
  • Prometheo (2008a), "Comune di Scopello (VC) – Italia: Informazioni",
  • Prometheo (2008b), "Comune di Scopello: Sindaco e Amministrazione Comunale",


  1. ^ a b Elevation data from Prometheo 2007
  2. ^ Population centres noted in Prometheo 2008a.
  3. ^ Casa Pareti, Chioso, Frasso and Villabella are formally identified as frazioni by the commune’s statute (Ministero dell’Interno 2004).
  4. ^ Source for basic information on local government: Prometheo 2008b.
  5. ^ Source for neighbouring communes: Ministero dell’Interno 2004,

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