Comune di Pisogne

Coat of arms

Location of Pisogne in Italy

Coordinates: 45°48′39″N 10°6′29″E / 45.81083°N 10.10806°E / 45.81083; 10.10806
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Fraine, Govine, Gratacasolo, Grignaghe, Pontasio, Siniga, Sonvico, Toline
  Mayor Oscar Panigada (Centre-left)
  Total 47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation 187 m (614 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 8,156
  Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pisognesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25055
Dialing code 0364
Patron saint San Costanzo
Saint day 12 May
Website Official website

Pisogne (Pidógne in camunian dialect) is a comune of 8156 inhabitants[1] in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy.

Tower of Bishop
Central square in Pisogne


Pisogne is situated at the northern-east tip of Lake Iseo, where the river Oglio flows into the lake. It is the lowermost commune of the Val Camonica. Neighbouring communes are Marone, Pezzaze, Pian Camuno and Costa Volpino.


See also: Val Camonica

Pisogne is mentioned for the first time in 1227.

In 1287 the great rebellion led by Camunian Federici noble family against the city of Brescia, was followed by the killing of several of Pisogne Guelphs resident there. Following this fact, the town was fortified between the 12th and 13th century and granted to the Brusati family.

In 1518 eight witches were convicted of arson in Pisogne.

On November 14, 1727 the bandit Giorgio Vicario, one of the most feared of Val Camonica "buli" (bandits), born in Pisogne in 1695, was murdered.

In 1907 Pisogne was reached by the railway line, which is still running.

Main sights

Church of Santa Maria della neve.


International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Pisogne is twinned with:



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