Vogogna

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Vogogna
Comune
Comune di Vogogna
Vogogna veduta.jpg
Vogogna is located in Italy
Vogogna
Vogogna
Location of Vogogna in Italy
Coordinates: 46°0′N 8°17′E / 46.000°N 8.283°E / 46.000; 8.283Coordinates: 46°0′N 8°17′E / 46.000°N 8.283°E / 46.000; 8.283
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Prata, Dresio, Genestredo
Government
 • Mayor Enrico Borghi
Area
 • Total 15.28 km2 (5.90 sq mi)
Elevation 226 m (741 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,743
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vogognesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28020
Dialing code 0324
Patron saint Beata Vergine Addolorata
Saint day 15 September
Website Official website

Vogogna is a comune (municipality) at the heart of the Val d’Ossola in the Province of Verbano Cusio Ossola, Piedmont, Italy, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Verbania. The municipality (population 1,702)[1] is centred on the town of Vogogna and extends over an area of 15.28 square kilometres (5.90 sq mi), partly within the Val Grande National Park; the elevation varies between 211 and 2,018 metres (692 and 6,621 ft) above sea-level. Outlying settlements (frazioni) within the municipality include Prata, Dresio and Genestredo.

The surrounding municipalities are Beura-Cardezza, Pallanzeno, Piedimulera, Pieve Vergonte and Premosello-Chiovenda.

Architecture[edit]

Castello Visconteo
Palazzo Pretorio

The Visconti castle, in via Castello, was built in 1344 for the bishop of Novara, Giovanni Visconti, and extended in 1449. Above the castle are the remains of the old rocca which dates from the ninth or tenth century.

The Palazzo Pretorio, or broletto, was constructed in 1348, also at the behest of Giovanni Visconti.

The Sacro Cuore di Gesú is the parish church which was erected between 1894 and 1904 in a neo-gothic style.

San Pietro, in the frazione Dresio, is a church of ancient origins and contains two noted fifteenth-century frescoes; it has been suggested that the figure representing a Servite saint has recently been identified as Pellegrino Laziosi, the most prominent saint of that order.

Population trends[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Vogogna is twinned with:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Italian statistical institute Istat.