Comune di Casalbeltrame

Coat of arms

Location of Casalbeltrame in Italy

Coordinates: 45°26′N 8°28′E / 45.433°N 8.467°E / 45.433; 8.467
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Novara (NO)
  Mayor Vincenzo Ponzo
  Total 15.9 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
  Total 1,033
  Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Casalbeltramesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28060
Dialing code 0321
Patron saint St. Novello
Website Official website

Casalbeltrame is a comune (municipality) located in the Province of Novara in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70 km (43 mi) northeast of Turin and about 12 kilometres (7 miles) west of Novara.

The rice paddies of Casalbeltrame are known for the production of riso venere, an unusual black rice of Chinese origins. Venere refers to Venus, the goddess of love, and to the aphrodisiac properties claimed for the rice. The variety is included in the Slow Food Atlas.[2][3]

Casalbeltrame borders the following municipalities: Biandrate, Casalino, Casalvolone, and San Nazzaro Sesia.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. "Nelle risaie di Casalbeltrame" (in Italian). Regione Piemonte. Archived from the original on 2006-08-25.
  3. "Varietà di riso" (in Italian). Riso Italiano. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23.

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