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Ponte di Legno
is an Italian
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In Italy, the comune is the basic administrative division, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality.-Importance and function:...
of 1816 inhabitants in Val Camonica
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, province of Brescia
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, in Lombardy
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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 was bombarded by cannons Austrians and razed to the ground in a short time.
Monuments and places of interest)
The churches of Ponte di Legno are:
- Parish of the Holy Trinity, dated 1685, though the wooden door is 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.
Traditions and folklore
The scütüm are in camunian dialect nicknames, sometimes personal, elsewhere showing the characteristic features of a community. The one which characterize the people of the comune are:
- Poia: Bòrse
- Zoanno: Gòs
- Pezzo: Benui
- Precasaglio: Berlif
Historical photos - Intercam Historical photos - Lombardia Beni Culturali