Sesto Calende

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Sesto Calende
Comune di Sesto Calende
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Coat of arms of Sesto Calende
Coat of arms
Map of comune of Sesto Calende (province of Varese, region Lombardy, Italy).svg
Location of Sesto Calende
Sesto Calende is located in Italy
Sesto Calende
Sesto Calende
Location of Sesto Calende in Italy
Sesto Calende is located in Lombardy
Sesto Calende
Sesto Calende
Sesto Calende (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°44′N 08°38′E / 45.733°N 8.633°E / 45.733; 8.633
ProvinceVarese (VA)
FrazioniAbbazia, Coquo, Lentate, Lisanza, Mulini, Oca, Oneda, Oriano, San Giorgio, Santa Fe', Sant'Anna
 • MayorMarco Colombo
 • Total25.04 km2 (9.67 sq mi)
198 m (650 ft)
 • Total11,141
 • Density440/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0331
Patron saintSan Bernardino
Saint day20 May
WebsiteOfficial website

Sesto Calende is a town and comune located in the province of Varese, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.

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.


Religious Sites[edit]

Abbazia di San Donato (Abbey of San Donato)[edit]

The abbey is been built Between 1800 and 1900.

Chiesa di San Bernardino ( Church of San Bernardino)[edit]

Chiesa di San Bernardino is been built in 1900.


  • Scuola Superiore Statale Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa (highscool)[3]
  • Scuola Media Statale Luigi Bassetti ( Middle School)[4]
  • Centro Studi "Angelo Dell'Acqua" ( Primary, middle and High School)[5]
  • Scuola dell'infanzia Statale Basenti ( Kindergarten)

Sports Club[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "SuperioriSesto". high School Site.
  4. ^ "Scuola MediaLuigi Bassetti".
  5. ^ "Centro Studi Angelo Dell'acqua".