Gazzo Veronese

Gazzo Veronese is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Venice and about 30 km (19 mi) south of Verona.

Gazzo Veronese
Comune di Gazzo Veronese

Coat of arms
Location of Gazzo Veronese
Gazzo Veronese
Location of Gazzo Veronese in Italy
Gazzo Veronese
Gazzo Veronese (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°9′N 11°5′E
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceVerona (VR)
FrazioniGazzo, Maccacari, Correzzo, Paglia, San Pietro in Valle, Pradelle, Roncanova
Government
  MayorStefano Negrini
Area
  Total56.66 km2 (21.88 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[2]
  Total5,325
  Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gazzesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37060
Dialing code0442
Saint day5 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Gazzo Veronese borders the following municipalities: Casaleone, Nogara, Ostiglia, Sanguinetto, Serravalle a Po, Sorgà, Sustinente and Villimpenta.

The economy is mostly based on agriculture.

History

Gazzo's area was inhabited since the 4th millennium BC, but the modern settlement has Lombard origin. Its name derives in fact from the Lombard gahagi, meaning "wood". In Roman times it should be already populated, but the inhabitants fled with the fall of the Western Roman Empire. In the 9th century Benedictine monks of the Veronese church of Santa Maria in Organo dried the area. The fief was sold to Federico della Scala in 1307.

The current comune was created in 1929 by the merger of Gazzo and Correzzo, the municipal set being moved to the frazione of Roncanova in the occasion.

Main sights

Main sights include

  • the Romanesque 12th-century church of Santa Maria Maggiore, on the Tartaro river.
  • The ruins of Gazzo Castle.
  • Roman Tower (4th century AD).
  • The church (Ceson) of San Pietro in Valle, at Pradelle.
  • Church of San Prosdocimo, dating from the 15th century, also at Pradelle.

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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