Stradella, Lombardy

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Stradella
Città di Stradella
Civic tower of Stradella
Civic tower of Stradella
Coat of arms of Stradella
Coat of arms
Location of Stradella
Stradella is located in Italy
Stradella
Stradella
Location of Stradella in Italy
Stradella is located in Lombardy
Stradella
Stradella
Stradella (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°5′N 9°18′E / 45.083°N 9.300°E / 45.083; 9.300Coordinates: 45°5′N 9°18′E / 45.083°N 9.300°E / 45.083; 9.300
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvincePavia (PV)
FrazioniCasamassimini, Torre Sacchetti, Colombetta-Piane, Boccazza, Casa Agati, Casa Berni, Cassinello, Montebruciato, Orzoni, Plessa, Sant'Antonio, Santa Croce, Santa Maria, Solinga, Valle Muto
Government
 • MayorPietro Angelo Lombardi
Area
 • Total18.84 km2 (7.27 sq mi)
Elevation
101 m (331 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total11,637
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Stradellini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
27049
Dialing code0385
Patron saintSts. Nabore and Felice
Saint day12 July
WebsiteOfficial website

Stradella is a town and comune (population 10,922) of the Oltrepò Pavese in the Province of Pavia in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. It is situated in the Padan Plain, about 5 km (3 mi) south of the river Po.

History[edit]

Stradella, together with what is now the almost disinhabited locality of Montalino, was under the suzerainty of the bishop of Pavia in the early Middle Ages (being the most important center of the fief in the 11th century). Montalino and Pavia were repeatedly ravaged in the course of the Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines, particularly in 1373 by John Hawkwood's troops.

The bishop's seigniory ended in 1797 with the abolition of feudalism. It obtained the status of town in 1865. Stradella received the honorary title of city with a royal decree on May 25, 1865.

Musical tradition[edit]

An early Dallapé accordion.

The city was once an important centre for the production of accordions and still hosts a museum dedicated to this instrument.[3] Mariano Dallapé was the first accordion builder in Stradella, his business was continued by his sons. Later famous names include the brothers Crosio Fratelli.

Personalities[edit]

Stradella was the birthplace of Agostino Depretis.

Sport[edit]

Football:

Basketball:

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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-04-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Media related to Stradella at Wikimedia Commons