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Comune di Griante
Anglican church
Anglican church
Coat of arms of Griante
Coat of arms
Griante is located in Italy
Location of Griante in Italy
Coordinates: 46°0′N 9°14′E / 46.000°N 9.233°E / 46.000; 9.233
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Como (CO)
Frazioni Cadenabbia
 • Mayor Paolo Mondelli
 • Total 6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Elevation 274 m (899 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 636
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Griantesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22011
Dialing code 0344

Griante is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located on the western shore of Lake Como about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Como between Menaggio (to the north) and Tremezzo. Griante also borders the communes of Bellagio and Varenna on the other side of the lake, the commune of Griante itself is situated some 50 metres above lake level, on a wide plateau. The portion of the commune sitting on the lake, where the community's tourist industry is situated, is known as Cadenabbia di Griante.

In 1853, Giulio Ricordi built a mansion, Villa Margherita Ricordi (Coordinates 45.994321N 9.238636E), in Cadenabbia di Griante on the shore of Lake Como where Verdi visited and is thought to have composed some parts of La Traviata.[2]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Cadenabbia di Griante, villa Margherita Ricordi". Lombardia Beni Culturali. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 

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