Stradella, Lombardy

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Città di Stradella
Civic tower of Stradella
Civic tower of Stradella
Coat of arms of Stradella
Coat of arms
Stradella is located in Italy
Location of Stradella in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Pavia (PV)
Frazioni Casamassimini, Torre Sacchetti, Colombetta-Piane, Boccazza, Casa Agati, Casa Berni, Cassinello, Montebruciato, Orzoni, Plessa, Sant'Antonio, Santa Croce, Santa Maria, Solinga, Valle Muto
 • Mayor Pietro Angelo Lombardi
 • Total 18.77 km2 (7.25 sq mi)
Elevation 101 m (331 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 10,922
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Stradellini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 27049
Dialing code 0385
Patron saint Sts. Nabore and Felice
Saint day 12 July
Website Official 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.


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.[1] Mariano Dallapé was the first accordion builder in Stradella, his business was continued by his sons. Later famous names include the brothers Crosio Fratelli.


Stradella was the birthplace of Agostino Depretis.





  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-04-08.

External links[edit]

Media related to Stradella at Wikimedia Commons