|Città di Tirano|
Tirano within the Province of Sondrio
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Sondrio (SO)|
|Frazioni||Baruffini, Cologna, Madonna di Tirano, Roncaiola|
|• Total||32 km2 (12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||441 m (1,447 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2015)|
|• Density||290/km2 (740/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Martin of Tours|
|Saint day||11 November|
Tirano (Lombard: Tiràn, German: Thiran) is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. It has 9,130 inhabitants (2015) and is adjacent to the Switzerland-Italy boundary. The river Adda flows through the town.
The other, a metre gauge station, is operated by the Rhaetian Railway (RhB). The line of the Bernina Railway connects St. Moritz (Canton of Graubünden/Switzerland) with Tirano. The complete line was opened in 1910. In 2008 the Bernina Railway as well as the Albula Railway were recorded from UNESCO in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Located nearby is the Catholic shrine of the Madonna di Tirano, a major tourist attraction. The shrine is dedicated to the appearance of the Blessed Mother to Mario Degli Omodei on September 29, 1504, an event religious pilgrims credit with ending a pestilence.
Despite its population of less than 10,000, Tirano is considered a city because of the walls that were built to protect it.
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- Paull, J. (2015) Tirano's Palace of Trompe L'Oeil: A Photographic Exhibition by John Paull SlideShare.
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