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Mariano Comense (Brianzöö: Marian [maˈrjãː]) is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, Italy. It has c. 23,600 inhabitants and is one of the most important cities of the Brianza. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on February 29, 1996. It is served by Mariano Comense railway station.
|Città di Mariano Comense|
Baptistery of St. Stephen (5th century) and church of St. John the Baptist (11th-16th centuries)
|• Mayor||Giovanni Alberti|
|• Total||13.72 km2 (5.30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||250 m (820 ft)|
(30 September 2017)
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Being strategically located in Brianza in the North-West of Lombardy, between Milan and Lake Como, Mariano Comense is undisputedly one of the most affluent cities in the region. Over recent years there has been a steady rise in tourism with visitors flocking to visit the important historical and cultural sites.
- Church of Santo Stefano, of medieval origins but rebuilt in 1583
- Baptistery of San Giovanni Battista, in Romanesque style.
- Sanctuary of San Rocco
Giovanni Alberti was elected Mayor of Mariano Comense in 2019. Since his election, Mayor Alberti has helped raise the profile of the City with frequent public appearances and most recently taking centre stage on Remembrance Day. He is an avid user of social media harnessing the power of Facebook to live stream city wide events reaching homes as far away as south west London, England.
Fragola is one of the important community assembly points in Mariano Comense. The Fragola boys run a long established ice cream parlour in the city centre and it's outside this where you will find community leaders often congregating to discuss and debate topical matters of the time. They also sell a very appealing selection of carefully hand crafted ice creams and cater for the rising demand of dairy alternatives.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.