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Soncino, Lombardy

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Country  Italy
Elevation  89 m (292 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Province  Province of Cremona
Postal code  26029
Dialling code  0374
Province / Metropolitan city  Cremona (CR)
Demonym(s)  Soncinesi
Area  45.3 km²
Local time  Sunday 9:05 PM
Region  Lombardy
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Frazioni  Gallignano, Isengo, Villacampagna
Weather  12°C, Wind E at 18 km/h, 79% Humidity

Soncino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cremona in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Milan and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Cremona.

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Map of Soncino, Province of Cremona, Italy

Soncino borders the following municipalities: Casaletto di Sopra, Cumignano sul Naviglio, Fontanella, Genivolta, Orzinuovi, Roccafranca, Ticengo, Torre Pallavicina, Villachiara.

Soncino received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on November 18, 2004.

Main sights

  • The famous, well-preserved Castle (Rocca Sforzesca), built in 1473 for Galeazzo Maria Sforza. It has three square towers and a round one. It has been chosen as set for movies like Ladyhawke and Il mestiere delle armi.
  • The church of San Giacomo and the annxed former Dominican convent, with an octagonal pending tower.
  • The church of Santa Maria Assunta (12th century).
  • The Town Hall with the Civic Tower.
  • The Casa degli Stampatori ("Printers' House"), where, in 1488, the first complete Jewish Bible in the world was printed. See the entry for: Soncino family (printers)
  • The Renaissance Santa Maria delle Grazie, with a fine interior.
  • References

    Soncino, Lombardy Wikipedia