Soncino, Italy


Soncino, Italy

Infobox CityIT
img_coa = Soncino-Stemma.gif
official_name = Comune di Soncino
name = Soncino
region = Lombardy
province = Province of Cremona (CR)
elevation_m =
area_total_km2 = 45.3
population_as_of = 2004-12-31
population_total = 7440
population_density_km2 = 164
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|45|24|N|9|52|E|type:city(7,440)_region:IT
frazioni = Gallignano, Isengo, Villacampagna
telephone = 0374
postalcode = 26029
gentilic = Soncinesi
saint = St. Martin
day =
mayor = Francesco Pedretti
website = [http://sito.rup.cr.it/comune.soncino/ sito.rup.cr.it/comune.soncino/]
mapy = 9.8667
mapx = 45.4000

Soncino is a "comune" (municipality) in the Province of Cremona in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km east of Milan and about 30 km northwest of Cremona. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,440 and an area of 45.3 km².All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.]

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

Main sights

*The famous, well-preserved Castle ("Rocca Sforzesca"), built in 1473 for Galeazzo Maria Sforza. It has three round and a square towers. 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.
*The Renaissance "Santa Maria delle Grazie", with a fine interior.

Demographic evolution

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References

External links

* [http://www.prolocosoncino.it/ Pro Loco di Soncino]

* [http://www.castrumsoncini.com/ Castrum Soncini] (More information about Soncino)

* [http://www.comune.soncino.cr.it/ Comune di Soncino]

* [http://sito.rup.cr.it/comune.soncino/ sito.rup.cr.it/comune.soncino/]




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