Ponte di Legno (Camunian: Put de Lègn) is an Italian comune of 1,729 inhabitants[2] in Val Camonica, province of Brescia, in Lombardy.

Ponte di Legno
Put de Lègn
Comune di Ponte di Legno
Location of Ponte di Legno
Ponte di Legno is located in Italy
Ponte di Legno
Ponte di Legno
Location of Ponte di Legno in Italy
Ponte di Legno is located in Lombardy
Ponte di Legno
Ponte di Legno
Ponte di Legno (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 46°15′34″N 10°30′34″E / 46.25944°N 10.50944°E / 46.25944; 10.50944
ProvinceProvince of Brescia (BS)
FrazioniPoia, Zoanno, Precasaglio, Passo del Tonale, S.Apollonia, Pezzo
 • MayorIvan Faustinelli (PD)
 • Total100.1 km2 (38.6 sq mi)
1,258 m (4,127 ft)
 • Total1,729
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Patron saintSS. Trinità
Saint day5 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Geography edit

Ponte di Legno in spring

Situated at the confluence of the two source rivers (Frigidolfo and Narcanello) of the Oglio, Ponte di Legno is the uppermost comune of Valle Camonica.

History edit

Parish church of the Holy Trinity

The territory of the municipality of Ponte di Legno was part of the ancient Dalaunia (Dalegno), which included also the comune of Temù.

On September 27, 1917 the village was bombarded by Austrian cannons and razed to the ground in a short time.

Monuments and places of interest edit

Religious architectures edit

The churches of Ponte di Legno are:

  • Parish of the Holy Trinity, dated 1685, though the wooden door is from 1929. Inside there are works from the workshop of Ramus.
  • Church St. Appollonio in Plampezzo. It is an ancient church dating from the twelfth century, with frescoes of the thirteenth century of the hand of the painter Johannes from Volpino.

Society edit

Demographic trends edit

Traditions and folklore edit

The scütüm are in camunian dialect nicknames, sometimes personal, elsewhere showing the characteristic features of a community. The ones which characterize the people of the comune are:

  • Poia: Bòrse
  • Zoanno: Gòs
  • Pezzo: Benui
  • Precasaglio: Berlif

Twin towns edit

Ponte di Legno is twinned with:

References edit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b ISTAT

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