Infobox CityIT
official_name = Comune di Bianzano
img_coa = Bianzano-Stemma.png img_coa_small =
region = RegioneIT|sigla=LOM
province = ProvinciaIT|sigla=BG (BG)
mayor =
mayor_party =
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 614
area_footnotes =
area_total_km2 = 6
population_footnotes =
population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 543
pop_density_footnotes =
population_density_km2 = 91
coordinates = coord|45|46|0|N|9|55|0|E|region:IT_type:city(543)
gentilic = UCFIRST:bianzanesi
telephone = 035
postalcode = 24060
frazioni =
saint = San Rocco
day = 16 August
mapx = #expr:45 + 46 / 60.0
mapy = #expr:9 + 55 / 60.0
locator_position =
native_name = Bianzano
name = Bianzano

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Bianzano is a commune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy. It is 600 metres above sea level and lays down on a little plateau between Cavallina and Seriana valleys. The core of the village is its historic centre, which keeps its original structure with some remains of minor fortified buildings and the imposing Medieval Suardo castle overlooking the valley. Other two outstanding monuments are the shrine of Our Lady of the Assumption (1234) and the parish church dedicated to Saint Roch (1575).

uardo Castle

The date of the castle construction remains unknown, although an inscription on the right side of the portal which leads to the inner courtyard bears the date 1233.Surrounded by a double walls with the remains of the rampart, the castle has a perfectly square shape and is dominated by its 25 m high tower, centred on the front side of the building.The castle was never used as a noble residence but served as a safe place to keep agricultural produce and shelter wayfarers. Thanks to its position, it was also used to control the road linking up Cavallina and Seriana valleys.

Valuable frescoes are still preserved in the castle main entrance: playful Cupids with garlands and flowers on the barrel vault; the cardinal Virtues on the niches by the sides of the Gothic portal.

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