Appiano Gentile

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Appiano Gentile
Comune di Appiano Gentile
Coat of arms of Appiano Gentile
Coat of arms
Location of Appiano Gentile
Appiano Gentile is located in Italy
Appiano Gentile
Appiano Gentile
Location of Appiano Gentile in Italy
Appiano Gentile is located in Lombardy
Appiano Gentile
Appiano Gentile
Appiano Gentile (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°44′N 8°58′E / 45.733°N 8.967°E / 45.733; 8.967Coordinates: 45°44′N 8°58′E / 45.733°N 8.967°E / 45.733; 8.967
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceComo (CO)
FrazioniSan Bartolomeo al Bosco
Government
 • MayorGianni M. Clerici
Area
 • Total12.9 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Elevation
366 m (1,201 ft)
Population
(1 October 2008)[1]
 • Total7,835
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Appianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
22070
Dialing code031
Patron saintSaint Stephen
Saint day26 december
WebsiteOfficial website

Appiano Gentile (Comasco: Pian) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Milan and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southwest of Como.

The city borders the following municipalities: Beregazzo con Figliaro, Bulgarograsso, Carbonate, Castelnuovo Bozzente, Guanzate, Lurago Marinone, Lurate Caccivio, Oltrona di San Mamette, Tradate (VA), Veniano

Appiano received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree of February 28, 2009.

The main sights is the church of Santo Stefano, housing works from Nuvolone and Isidoro Bianchi. The town is also home to the training ground of Serie A side Inter Milan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.