For other uses, see Scopello (disambiguation).
Comune di Scopello

Scopello and the river Sesia

Location of Scopello in Italy

Coordinates: 45°46′N 8°6′E / 45.767°N 8.100°E / 45.767; 8.100Coordinates: 45°46′N 8°6′E / 45.767°N 8.100°E / 45.767; 8.100
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Vercelli (VC)
Frazioni Casa Pareti, Chioso, Frasso, Villabella
  Total 18.62 km2 (7.19 sq mi)
Elevation 659 m (2,162 ft)
  Total 452
  Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Scopellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13028
Dialing code 0163
Patron saint Santa Maria Assunta
Saint day 15 August
Website Official website

The Commune of Scopello (Italian: Comune di Scopello; population about 450) is located in the Valsesia region of the Italian Pennine Alps, in the Piedmontese Province of Vercelli. The municipality covers an area of 18.62 square kilometres (7.19 sq mi) and ranges in elevation from 640 to 1,930 metres (2,100 to 6,330 ft) above sea level.[1] Its main centre of population, and the capoluogo of the commune, is the small town of Scopello which stands on the river Sesia at an elevation of 659 metres (2,162 ft).[1]

Other centres include Casa Pareti, Chioso, Frasso, Villabella, and Alpe di Mera.[2],[3] The last of these, as the name ‘Alpe’ suggests, once provided summer pasture for livestock. Today it is a winter ski resort.

Local government

Scopello belongs to the Comunità Montana Valsesia, a union of various communes in the Valsesia. The mayor is Paolo Ferraris, who stood on a local slate (lista civica), and was elected on 28 May 2006.[4]

Neighbouring communes

Scopello borders Boccioleto, Campertogno, Caprile, Crevacuore, Guardabosone, Pettinengo, Pila, Piode, Scopa, Trivero, and Valle San Nicolao.[5]



  1. 1 2 Elevation data from Prometheo 2007
  2. Population centres noted in Prometheo 2008a.
  3. Casa Pareti, Chioso, Frasso and Villabella are formally identified as frazioni by the commune’s statute (Ministero dell’Interno 2004).
  4. Source for basic information on local government: Prometheo 2008b.
  5. Source for neighbouring communes: Ministero dell’Interno 2004,
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