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Comune di Porlezza
View of the Lake
View of the Lake
Porlezza is located in Italy
Location of Porlezza in Italy
Coordinates: 46°2′N 9°8′E / 46.033°N 9.133°E / 46.033; 9.133Coordinates: 46°2′N 9°8′E / 46.033°N 9.133°E / 46.033; 9.133
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Como (CO)
Frazioni Agria, Begna, Cima, Tavordo
 • Mayor Sergio Erculiani
 • Total 18.64 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (31 March 2017)[1]
 • Total 4,941
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Porlezzesi o Porlezzini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22018
Dialing code 0344
Website Official website
Interiori of the church of San Vittore.

Porlezza is a comune (municipality) on Lake Lugano in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Milan and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Como.

Porlezza borders the following municipalities: Bene Lario, Carlazzo, Claino con Osteno, Corrido, Lenno, Ossuccio, Ponna, Val Rezzo, Valsolda.

Between 1873 and 1939, Porlezza was linked to Menaggio, on Lake Como, by the Menaggio–Porlezza railway, a steam hauled narrow gauge line built as part of a multi-modal transport link between Menaggio and Luino, on Lake Maggiore.[2]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "The Menaggio - Porlezza Railway 1884-1966 - Construction". Richard Marshall. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-09-21.