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Blevio (Lombard: Biev or Blef (Western Lombard)) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Milan and about 2 kilometres (1 mi) northeast of Como. It overlooks the eastern shore of Lake Como from hilly slopes starting at more than 200 metres (660 ft).
Blevio borders the following municipalities: Brunate, Cernobbio, Como, Moltrasio, Torno.
The comune of Blevio includes seven villages, the so-called "the seven cities" (Capovico, Cazzanore, Girola, Maggianico, Mezzovico, Sopravilla, Sorto), the most important of which was that close to Como Lake. The municipal land extends from 200 to 1,140 metres (660 to 3,740 ft) above sea level.
The etymology of the name of the city could be found in the Celtic Ligurian "Biuelius" (Latin "vivo – alive", Welsh "byw", old Irish "biu – I use to be" and Anglo-Saxon "beo – I am, I become", Indo-Germanic "bheou").