|Comune di Sesto Calende|
|Frazioni||Abbazia, Coquo, Lentate, Lisanza, Mulini, Oca, Oneda, Oriano, San Giorgio, Santa Fe', Sant'Anna|
|• Mayor||Marco Colombo|
|• Total||23 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|Population (31 January 2009)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Bernardino|
|Saint day||20 May|
It is at the southern tip of Lake Maggiore, where the Ticino River starts to flow towards the Po River. The main historical sight is the Abbey of San Donato, built in the 9th and 10th centuries. It houses a painting by Bernardino Zenale (1503).
Emile Taddéoli left Switzerland for Sesto Calende where he was hired as test pilot for Savoia in mid-1914. During the next five years of activity, Taddéoli made more than 2,700 flight tests, flying about 150,000 kilometres (93,000 mi). In January 1919 Emile Taddéoli was pioneering again in crossing the Apennine Mountains in a seaplane between Sesto Calende and San Remo. On 12 July 1919, with a passenger on board, he flew from Calende on Lago Maggiore to Lake Geneva in 110 minutes, overflying the Mont Blanc (4,695 metres (15,404 ft)) massif in his SIAI S.13.
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