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Comune di Baveno
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The church retains its ancient dedication to Ss Gervasio and Protasio
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Location of Baveno in Italy
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Baveno (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 45°54′N8°30′E / 45.900°N 8.500°E / 45.900; 8.500 Coordinates: 45°54′N8°30′E / 45.900°N 8.500°E / 45.900; 8.500
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Feriolo, Oltrefiume, Romanico, Roncaro, Loita
  Total17 km2 (7 sq mi)
205 m (673 ft)
(2001) [1]
  Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bavenesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code 0323
Patron saint Santi Gervasio e Protasio
Saint day19 June
Website Official website

Baveno is a town and comune in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, part of Piedmont, northern Italy. It is on the west shore of Lago Maggiore, 21 kilometres (13 mi) northwest of Arona by rail.

<i>Comune</i> third-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic

The comune is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.

Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province of Italy

Verbano-Cusio-Ossola is the northernmost province in the Italian region of Piedmont. It was created in 1992 through the fusion of three geographical regions which had previously been part of the Province of Novara. The area flanking the western shore of Verbano forms the eastern part of the province; Cusio and its environs form the southern part; while the north and west of the province consists of the Ossola, a region of Alpine mountains and valleys. The ISO code for the province is VB.

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To the north-west are the famous red granite quarries, which have supplied the columns for the Cathedral of Milan, the church of San Paolo fuori le Mura at Rome, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele at Milan and other important buildings. [2]

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One of the main attractions is a historic reach of villas and castles, built in the 19th century.

Baveno was occupied in the pre-Roman Iron Age by the Lepontii, a tribe of the Ligures.

Lepontii historical ethnical group

The Lepontii were an ancient Celtic people occupying portions of Rhaetia in the Alps during the late Bronze Age/Iron Age. Recent archeological excavations and their association with the Golasecca culture and Canegrate culture(13th century BC) point to a Celtic affiliation. From the analysis of their language and the place names of the old Lepontic areas, it was hypothesized that these people represent a layer similar to that Celtic but previous to the Gallic penetration in the Po valley.

Ligures ethnic group

The Ligures were an Indo-European people who appear to have originated in, and gave their name to, Liguria, a region of north-western Italy. Elements of the Ligures appear to have migrated to other areas of western Europe, including the Iberian peninsula.

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Baveno is twinned with:

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Church of Saint Antonio and Fermo

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  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. Wikisource-logo.svg One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Baveno"  . Encyclopædia Britannica . 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 551.