Caldiero

Caldiero is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Venice and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Verona.

Caldiero
Comune di Caldiero
Location of Caldiero
Caldiero
Location of Caldiero in Italy
Caldiero
Caldiero (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°25′N 11°11′E
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceVerona (VR)
FrazioniCaldierino
Government
  MayorMarcello Lovato
Area
  Total10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Elevation
44 m (144 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[2]
  Total7,843
  Density750/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Caldieresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37042, frazioni 37040
Dialing code045
Saint dayFebruary 28
WebsiteOfficial website

Caldiero borders the following municipalities: Belfiore, Colognola ai Colli, Lavagno, San Martino Buon Albergo, and Zevio.

History

Caldiero was known in ancient Roman times as Calidarium, stemming from its thermal baths. Later it was held by the bishops of Verona who, in 1206, sold it to the commune. In 1233 Ezzelino III da Romano destroyed the castle. Later Caldiero was held by the Scaligers, the Nogarola counts, the Visconti and then by the Republic of Venice

Several battles were fought in the vicinity of Caldiero during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. These actions occurred on 12 November 1796, on 2931 October 1805, on 2930 April 1809, and on 15 November 1813. All the battles were fought between France and Austria. In 1796, the Austrians repelled a French attack; in 1805, both sides claimed victory; in 1809, the Austrians repulsed French attacks but retreated the next day; in 1813, the French drove back the Austrians.

Main sights

  • Baths of Juno, still preserving ancient pools of Roman origins.

Transport

References

  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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