Virgilio, Lombardy

Virgilio is a frazione of the comune (municipality) of Borgo Virgilio in the Province of Mantua in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Milan and about 6 kilometres (4 mi) south of Mantua. It was a separate comune until 2014.

Virgilio
Virgilio is located in Italy
Virgilio
Virgilio
Location of Virgilio in Italy
Coordinates: 45°7′N 10°47′E / 45.117°N 10.783°E / 45.117; 10.783Coordinates: 45°7′N 10°47′E / 45.117°N 10.783°E / 45.117; 10.783
Country Italy
RegionLombardy
ProvinceProvince of Mantua (MN)
ComuneBorgo Virgilio
Area
 • Total31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total11,282
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
46030
Dialing code0376

PeopleEdit

According to legend, the village of Andes (Pietole Vecchia), a short distance from the center of Pietole in modern Virgilio, is the birthplace of the Roman poet Virgil (70 BCE – 19 BCE).

The comune di Virgilio is cited as "Pietoli patria di Virgilio" in the Gallery of Maps located in the Vatican Museums and painted by Ignazio Danti.