Rodero ( Rödur in dialect of Como) is a northern Italian municipality ( comune ) with 1248 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012) in the Province of Como in Lombardy. Rodero adjacent to the Italian municipalities by Cantello, Bizzarone, Cagno and Valmorea and to the community of Stabio, Switzerland. The municipality is situated approximately 40 kilometers north-east of Como and directly borders the province of Varese and the Swiss canton of Ticino. The municipal boundaries form the river Rio Ranza and Rio dei Gioghi.

  • 2.1 Etymology of the name

Physical geography

The municipality of Rodero s.l.m. rises to 394 m in the foothills of Lombardy and is located in the area of Como, on the border with the provincia di Varese and only a few kilometers from Italy and Switzerland. Therefore, this community is one of the so-called Regio Insubrica. Rodero located in the hills mountains of the Alps. Rodero has two factions: Casello Ferroviario Confine.

  • Sismische Classification: Zone 4 (Zone with very low seismic hazard ), Regulation PCM. 3274 20/03/2003
  • Climatische Classification: Zone E ( period for the operation of thermal power plants: from 15 October to 15 April equal to 14 hours per day. ) Regulation PR. 412 from 26/08/1993

The hill of San Maffeo

See San Maffeo

Lanza Valley Park

See Lanza Valley Park

Citizen participation

Etymology of the name

The name Rodero has an uncertain etymology today. This name could originate from the pre-Romanesque or name rodanos from which the name of the river comes from the German name Rodano Rodo or Rodulo.