Comune di Villadossola

Coat of arms

Location of Villadossola in Italy

Coordinates: 46°3′N 8°15′E / 46.050°N 8.250°E / 46.050; 8.250Coordinates: 46°3′N 8°15′E / 46.050°N 8.250°E / 46.050; 8.250
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB)
Frazioni Noga, Boschetto
  Mayor Marzio Bartolucci
 (elected April 15, 2008)
  Total 18.02 km2 (6.96 sq mi)
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Population (30 June 2006)[1]
  Total 6,883
  Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Villadossolesi or Villesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28844
Dialing code 0324
Patron saint Saint Bartholomew
Saint day 24 August
Website Official website

Villadossola (Piedmontese Vila d'Òssola) is a town and comune of the Val d’Ossola in Piedmont, northern Italy, some 120 kilometres (75 mi) northeast of Turin. It stands just south of Domodossola, to the west of the Toce, and at the mouth of the picturesque Valle Antrona, one of the seven side valleys of the Val d’Ossola.

The comune (or municipality) extends over an area of 18.02 square kilometres (6.96 sq mi) and in June 2006 had a population of 6,883. Administratively it falls within the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.

In the past this was an important centre for the iron and steel, and chemical industries. Today the local economy is focused on the tertiary sector and many of the industrial buildings have been converted to other uses: the town’s theatre, La Fabbrica, is based in a former factory.

Villadossola borders the following communes: Beura-Cardezza, Domodossola, Montescheno, Pallanzeno, Seppiana.

Demographic evolution

Twin towns — Sister cities

Villadossola is twinned with:


  1. Population and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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