Soncino, Lombardy

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Soncino

Sunsì  (Lombard)
Città di Soncino
Pieve of Santa Maria Assunta.
Pieve of Santa Maria Assunta.
Coat of arms of Soncino
Coat of arms
Location of Soncino
Soncino is located in Italy
Soncino
Soncino
Location of Soncino in Lombardy
Soncino is located in Lombardy
Soncino
Soncino
Soncino (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°24′N 9°52′E / 45.400°N 9.867°E / 45.400; 9.867
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceCremona (CR)
FrazioniGallignano, Isengo, Villacampagna
Government
 • MayorGabriele Gallina
Area
 • Total45.32 km2 (17.50 sq mi)
Elevation
89 m (292 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total7,648
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Soncinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
26029
Dialing code0374
Patron saintSt. Martin
WebsiteOfficial website

Soncino (locally Sunsì) 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. It is located on the banks of the river Oglio.

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

Main sights[edit]

The Sforza Castle in Soncino.
  • The 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.

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

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