Soncino, Lombardy

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Città di Soncino
Pieve of Santa Maria Assunta.
Pieve of Santa Maria Assunta.
Coat of arms of Soncino
Coat of arms
Soncino is located in Italy
Location of Soncino in Italy
Coordinates: 45°24′N 9°52′E / 45.400°N 9.867°E / 45.400; 9.867
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Cremona (CR)
Frazioni Gallignano, Isengo, Villacampagna
 • Mayor Gabriele Gallina
 • Total 45.3 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Elevation 89 m (292 ft)
Population (30 November 2013[1])
 • Total 7,800
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Soncinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 26029
Dialing code 0374
Patron saint St. Martin
Website Official website

Soncino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cremona in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Milan and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Cremona.

Soncino borders the following municipalities: Casaletto di Sopra, Cumignano sul Naviglio, Fontanella, Genivolta, Orzinuovi, Roccafranca, Ticengo, Torre Pallavicina, Villachiara.

Soncino received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on November 18, 2004.

Main sights[edit]

The Sforza Castle in Soncino.
  • The famous, well-preserved Castle (Rocca Sforzesca), built in 1473 for Galeazzo Maria Sforza. It has three square towers and a round one. It has been chosen as set for movies like Ladyhawke and Il mestiere delle armi.
  • The church of San Giacomo and the annxed former Dominican convent, with an octagonal pending tower.
  • The church of Santa Maria Assunta (12th century).
  • The Town Hall with the Civic Tower.
  • The Casa degli Stampatori ("Printers' House"), where, in 1488, the first complete Jewish Bible in the world was printed. See the entry for: Soncino family (printers)
  • The Renaissance Santa Maria delle Grazie, with a fine interior.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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