Dronero

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dronero
Comune
Comune di Dronero
A view of Dronero
A view of Dronero
Coat of arms of Dronero
Coat of arms
Dronero is located in Italy
Dronero
Dronero
Location of Dronero in Italy
Coordinates: 44°28′N 7°22′E / 44.467°N 7.367°E / 44.467; 7.367
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni AArchero, Borgata Lerda, Borgata Nuova, Borgetto, Fornace, Gangotta Sottana, Lerda, Madonna Addolorata, Monastero, Murassone Nasani, Perotti, Ponte di Bedale, Pratavecchia, Ripoli, Ruà del Prato, San Maurizio, Santa Lucia, Sant'Anna di Piossasco, Tetti
Government
 • Mayor Livio Acchiardi
Area
 • Total 58.9 km2 (22.7 sq mi)
Elevation 622 m (2,041 ft)
Population (31 July 2017)[1]
 • Total 7,065
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Droneresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12025
Dialing code 0171
Patron saint Madonna di Ripoli
Saint day Second Sunday in September
Website Official website

Dronero (Occitan: Draonier) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Turin and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Cuneo at the entrance of the Valle Maira.

Main sights[edit]

  • Ponte Vecchio, also known as Ponte del Diavolo ("Devil's Bridge")
  • Torrazza, a watch tower

Culture[edit]

Dronero is the home of Droneresi al Rum, a typical delicious sweet, made of two meringues and a heart of chocolate, rum and custard.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]