Comune di Lusiana

Location of Lusiana in Italy

Coordinates: 45°47′N 11°34′E / 45.783°N 11.567°E / 45.783; 11.567Coordinates: 45°47′N 11°34′E / 45.783°N 11.567°E / 45.783; 11.567
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province / Metropolitan city Vicenza (VI)
Frazioni Campana, Laverda, Santa Caterina, Valle di Sotto, Velo, Vitarolo
  Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 752 m (2,467 ft)
Population (1 July 2008)[1]
  Total 2,833
  Density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lusianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36046
Dialing code 0424
Patron saint San Giacomo il Maggiore
Saint day 25 July
Website Official website

Lusiana (Cimbrian / German: Lusaan) is a small town in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. It is west of SP72. Lusiana had an estimated population of 2,926.[2] This village is situated at about 750 metres (2,460 ft) above sea level on the Asiago plateau.

The small town is the birthplace of Sonia Gandhi, widow of Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. As of 2007, she was named the third most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine in the year 2004 and currently ranks 6th.. Sonia Gandhi was born in a small quarter ("contrà" in Venetian Language ) called “Màini” where families with the family name “Màino” have been living for many generations.[3][4][5][6]


  1. All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  4. File:Sonia Gandhi birthplace.JPG
    • (from "The Newspaper of Vicenza", year 2004: un article about Lusiana and Sonia Gandhi with an other picture of her native house.)
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