|Comune di Valsolda|
|Frazioni||Albogasio Inferiore, Albogasio Superiore, Castello, Cressogno, Dasio, Drano, Loggio, Oria, Puria, San Mamete (municipal seat), Santa Margherita|
|• Mayor||Giuseppe Farina|
|• Total||31.7 km2 (12.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||275 m (902 ft)|
|Population (31 March 2017)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Valsolda is a comune (municipality) of about 1,400 inhabitants in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy on the border with Switzerland. It is located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Milan, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Como and 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of Lugano.
Valsolda (Vallis Solida in Latin) takes its name from the river Soldo who cuts across the valley where it is situated. The municipality was formed in 1927 and it is subdivided into nine villages: Cressogno, San Mamete (the municipal seat), Albogasio, Oria and Santa Margherita on the shores of Lake Lugano, as well as Loggio, Drano, Puria, Dasio and Castello on the mountains above.
Valsolda was the set of some the works of novelist Antonio Fogazzaro, including Malombra (1881) and Piccolo mondo antico (1895); his house in Oria is still visitable. Other notable figures from the area include painter Paolo Pagani, architect Pellegrino Tibaldi, writer and journalist Brunella Gasperini, TV anchors Victoria Cabello and Kurt Felix and singer Paola Del Medico.
Valsolda borders the following municipalities: Cadro (Switzerland), Cimadera (Switzerland), Claino con Osteno (Italy), Alta Valle Intelvi (Italy), Lugano (Switzerland), Porlezza (Italy), Sonvico (Switzerland), Val Rezzo (Italy) and Villa Luganese (Switzerland).
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Official website (in Italian)
- Pro Loco Valsolda (in Italian) (in German) (in English)
- Museo Casa Pagani (in Italian)
- Premio Antonio Fogazzaro (in Italian)
- Information and images on Valsolda only IE (in Italian)
|This article on a location in the Province of Como is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|