Torno, Lombardy

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Turnu  (Lombard)
Comune di Torno
View of Torno from the lake
View of Torno from the lake
Coat of arms of Torno
Coat of arms
Torno is located in Italy
Location of Torno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°51′N 9°7′E / 45.850°N 9.117°E / 45.850; 9.117
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Como (CO)
 • Mayor Giovanni Sala
 • Total 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,180
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tornaschi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 22020
Dialing code 031
Website Official website

Torno (Comasco: Turnu [ˈtuːrnu]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of Milan and about 5 kilometres (3 mi) northeast of Como.

Torno borders the following municipalities: Blevio, Carate Urio, Como, Faggeto Lario, Moltrasio, Tavernerio.

Main sights[edit]

Sights include:

  • the Romanesque parish church of St. Tecla. It features a large Gothic rose window, and a portal dating from 1480.
  • 14th century church San Giovanni Battista del Chiodo. The Romanesque bell tower (12th century) has a Renaissance marble portal with numerous friezes, sculptures and statues, attributed to the Rodari brothers.
  • Villa Plinianina
  • Villa Pliniana
  • sanctuary of St. Elizabeth, in the frazione of Montepiatto, at 600 metres (2,000 ft)


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