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is an Italian
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village and comune
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in the central Alps
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, in the province of Brescia
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, High Camonica Valley, the famous valley of Prehistory.
The area has forests and mountain rivers.
There is also a museum dedicated to Camillo Golgi
Camillo Golgi was an Italian physician, pathologist, scientist, and Nobel laureate.-Biography:Camillo Golgi was born in the village of Corteno, Lombardy, then part of the Austrian Empire. The village is now named Corteno Golgi in his honour. His father was a physician and district medical officer...
who was born in Corteno in 1843. Golgi was the first Italian to be awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
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in 1906. In 1956 the name of the village was changed from Córteno to Córteno Golgi in memory of the scientist.