Albino, Lombardy

Città di Albino

A view over the town of Albino

Coat of arms

Location of Albino in Italy

Coordinates: 45°45′38″N 9°47′49″E / 45.76056°N 9.79694°E / 45.76056; 9.79694Coordinates: 45°45′38″N 9°47′49″E / 45.76056°N 9.79694°E / 45.76056; 9.79694
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Bergamo (BG)
Frazioni Bondo Petello, Desenzano al Serio, Comenduno, Vall'Alta, Fiobbio, Abbazia, Dossello, Casale, Grumelduro
  Mayor Luca Carrara
  Total 31.32 km2 (12.09 sq mi)
Highest elevation 410 m (1,350 ft)
Lowest elevation 342 m (1,122 ft)
Population (December 31, 2011)[1]
  Total 18,222
  Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Albinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 24021
Dialing code 035
Patron saint Sts. Julian and Albinus
Saint day January 9
Website Official website
Sanctuary of Madonna della Gamba.

Albino is a comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is located northeast of Bergamo and is situated in the valley of the river Serio (Val Seriana). The population continues to increase.


Archaeological findings have showed that the area was already settled in the Copper Age. In Roman times there were settlements in the area (probably of Gaulish origin), though the first document mentioning a in vico Albines dates from 892 AD. Later, entangled in the struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines, the town was strongly fortified, a castle being built in the 14th century. Later it was under the Republic of Venice, with a strong increasing of textile and iron industry, peculiarities which still characterize Albino today.

Albino received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree of December 27, 1991. Since 2009, the Bergamo–Albino light rail connects the two cities.

Main sights

Bounding communes

See also


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