Cerea

Cerea is a town and comune in the province of Verona, Veneto, northern Italy.

Cerea
Città di Cerea
Location of Cerea
Cerea
Location of Cerea in Italy
Cerea
Cerea (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°12′N 11°13′E
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceVerona (VR)
FrazioniAsparetto, Aselogna, Cà del Lago, Cherubine, Palesella e Santa Teresa in Valle
Government
  MayorPaolo Marconcini
Area
  Total70.4 km2 (27.2 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2007)[2]
  Total16,018
  Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cereani or Ceretani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37053
Dialing code0442
Patron saintSt. Zeno of Verona
Saint dayApril 12
WebsiteOfficial website

History

From 923 AD until 1223 Cerea was a castrum (fortification). On 1223 Cerea it became a "comune" but, a year after, it was plundered because of the war between Mantua and Verona. A period of decadence followed, also because of the frequent epidemics. In the 18th century, under the Venetian rule, Cerea began to grow and the noblemen started building their villas.

Classic furniture in Cerea has a long and rich history. Cerea started manufacturing art furniture during the Twenties in the Asparetto suburb. Here, a "marangon" (artisan), Giuseppe Merlin, was hired by Ing. Bresciani to restore an ancient piece of furniture from the 600 century. He then moved on to reproduce furniture from older ages faithfully. He and other artisans expanded and now Cerea has more than 500 furniture factories, 95% of which are still handcraft shops.

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