Soncino, Lombardy

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Soncino
Comune
Città di Soncino
Soncino is located in Italy
Soncino
Soncino
Location of Soncino in Italy
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Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Cremona (CR)
Frazioni Gallignano, Isengo, Villacampagna
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Pedretti
Area
 • Total 45.3 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 7,440
 • Density 160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Soncinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 26029
Dialing code 0374
Patron saint St. Martin
Website Official website

Soncino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cremona in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Milan and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Cremona. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,440 and an area of 45.3 square kilometres (17.5 sq mi).[1]

Soncino borders the following municipalities: Casaletto di Sopra, Cumignano sul Naviglio, Fontanella, Genivolta, Orzinuovi, Roccafranca, Ticengo, Torre Pallavicina, Villachiara.

Soncino received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on November 18, 2004.

Main sights

File:Soncino Castle.jpg
The Sforza Castle in Soncino.
  • The famous, well-preserved Castle (Rocca Sforzesca), built in 1473 for Galeazzo Maria Sforza. It has three square towers and a round one. It has been chosen as set for movies like Ladyhawke and Il mestiere delle armi.
  • The church of San Giacomo and the annxed former Dominican convent, with an octagonal pending tower.
  • The church of Santa Maria Assunta (12th century).
  • The Town Hall with the Civic Tower.
  • The Casa degli Stampatori ("Printers' House"), where, in 1488, the first complete Jewish Bible in the world was printed.[citation needed]
  • The Renaissance Santa Maria delle Grazie, with a fine interior.

Demographic evolution

References

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

External links