|Comune di Ameno|
Location of Ameno in Italy
|Coordinates: 45°47′N 8°26′E / 45.783°N 8.433°ECoordinates: 45°47′N 8°26′E / 45.783°N 8.433°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Novara (NO)|
|• Total||10.0 km2 (3.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||530 m (1,740 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2003)|
|• Density||91/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Ameno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Turin and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Novara. As of 31 December 2004, it has a population of 906 and an area of 10.0 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi).
Every June there is a Blues festival in Ameno.
The word Ameno in Italian means healthy tranquil place. The village is on the top of a hill surrounded by mountains, a lake and brushland. Ameno contains numerous ancient homes and castles belonging to noble families from Turin and Milan who vacationed in Ameno in the summer.
In its territory the municipality has the Santuario della Madonna della Bocciola.