Izano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cremona in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of Milan and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Cremona. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,862 and an area of 6.3 square kilometres (2.4 sq mi).Izano borders the following municipalities: Castelleone, Crema, Fiesco, Madignano, Offanengo, Romanengo, Salvirola.HistoryThe history of Izano has been always connected to that of the nearby, and more powerful, Crema. The first documents mentioning Izano (as Giosano) date from the late 10th century. Later it was probably under the suzerainty of the bishopric of Cremona. Later Izano was a possession of Crema until, in the late 15th century, it was conquered by the Republic of Venice.Main sightsThe Sanctuary of the Pallavicina, on the road towards Crema. It dates at least from the 15th century. It has a single with an apse frescoed by artists from CremonaThe church of San Biagio, rebuilt in 1900.The Oratory of St. Roch (14th-15th century), recently restored.The countryside of Izano also has several patrician villas built by Venetian noblemen, mainly in the 17th century. The most noteworthy is Villa Severgnini.Demographic evolutionReferences^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.