Caravaggio, Lombardy

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Caravaggio
Comune
Città di Caravaggio
The Porta Nuova gate to the historical center.

Coat of arms
Caravaggio, Lombardy is located in Italy
Caravaggio
Location of Caravaggio in Italy
Coordinates: 45°30′N 09°39′E / 45.500°N 9.650°E / 45.500; 9.650
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceBergamo (BG)
FrazioniMasano, Vidalengo
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Prevedini (since 29 May 2006) (LN)
Area
 • Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation111 m (364 ft)
Population (30 November 2008)
 • Total16,049
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
DemonymCaravaggini
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code24043
Dialing code0363
Patron saintSS. Fermo and Rustico
Saint day9 August
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Caravaggio
Comune
Città di Caravaggio
The Porta Nuova gate to the historical center.

Coat of arms
Caravaggio, Lombardy is located in Italy
Caravaggio
Location of Caravaggio in Italy
Coordinates: 45°30′N 09°39′E / 45.500°N 9.650°E / 45.500; 9.650
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceBergamo (BG)
FrazioniMasano, Vidalengo
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Prevedini (since 29 May 2006) (LN)
Area
 • Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation111 m (364 ft)
Population (30 November 2008)
 • Total16,049
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
DemonymCaravaggini
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code24043
Dialing code0363
Patron saintSS. Fermo and Rustico
Saint day9 August
WebsiteOfficial website
Church of San Fermo e Rustico

Caravaggio (also known locally as Careàs) is a town and comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy, 40 kilometres east of Milan.

History[edit]

The town received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on December 22, 1954.

Geography[edit]

Caravaggio borders with the municipalities of Bariano, Brignano Gera d'Adda, Calvenzano, Capralba (CR), Fornovo San Giovanni, Misano di Gera d'Adda, Morengo, Mozzanica, Sergnano (CR) and Treviglio. Its frazioni are Masano and Vidalengo.

Main sights[edit]

The city is best known for the Sanctuary (15th century).

Other sights include:

Notable people[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Caravaggio has a railway station on the Treviglio–Cremona line.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marco Carminati (2010). Per Violoncello Solo. books.google.com. .
  2. ^ (Italian) Infos at tuscanytravels.info
  3. ^ (Italian) Infos at ilcaravaggio.comune.caravaggio.bg.it

External links[edit]

Media related to Caravaggio at Wikimedia Commons