Erba, Lombardy

Erba (previously Erba-Incino, as it formed by the union of these two places, together with some smaller districts) is a comune (municipality) of some 16,000 inhabitants in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. It is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Milan and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of Como in the traditional region of Brianza at the foot of the Lombard Prealps and close to Monte Bollettone.

Città di Erba

Coat of arms
Location of Erba
Location of Erba in Italy
Erba (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°49′N 9°13′E
ProvinceComo (CO)
FrazioniArcellasco, Bindella, Campolongo, Incasate
  MayorVeronica Airoldi
  Total23.80 km2 (9.19 sq mi)
320 m (1,050 ft)
 (31 March 2017)[2]
  Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code031
Patron saintBirth of Virgin Mary
WebsiteOfficial website

Erba borders the following municipalities: Albavilla, Caslino d'Erba, Castelmarte, Eupilio, Faggeto Lario, Longone al Segrino, Merone, Monguzzo, Ponte Lambro, Proserpio.

Erba was the site of the slaughter of four people including a 2 year old baby in December 2006. A married couple (the victims neighbours) have been arrested for the murders, the district attorney of Como believes that the reason for the killings is related to an ongoing feud between the families. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on May 12, 1970.

Main sights

  • Romanesque church of Sant'Eufemia, with the 11th-century bell tower.
  • Monument to World War I Victims, by Giuseppe Terragni (c. 1930)
  • Torre di Incino, with remains of a medieval castle.
  • Natural grotto of the Buco del Piombo.


Twin towns


  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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