Rivoli Veronese

Rivoli Veronese is a little town (comune) in the Province of Verona, Veneto, Italy, located on the hills overlooking the right bank of the river Adige, 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Verona.

Rivoli Veronese
Comune di Rivoli Veronese

Coat of arms
Location of Rivoli Veronese
Rivoli Veronese
Location of Rivoli Veronese in Italy
Rivoli Veronese
Rivoli Veronese (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°34′N 10°49′E
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceVerona (VR)
FrazioniCanale, Gaium
Government
  MayorArmando Luchesa
Area
  Total18.43 km2 (7.12 sq mi)
Elevation
191 m (627 ft)
Population
 (30 September 2016)[2]
  Total2,129
  Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rivolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37010
Dialing code045
Patron saintSt. Isidore
Saint day11 July
WebsiteOfficial website

History

Rivoli Veronese is celebrated as the scene of the Battle of Rivoli in which, on the 15 January 1797, Napoleon inflicted a decisive defeat upon the Austrians commanded by Joseph Alvinczy. A street in Paris (Rue de Rivoli) commemorates the victory, and under the empire Marshal André Masséna received the title of duke of Rivoli.

The strong positions around Rivoli, which command the approaches from the County of Tyrol and the upper Adige into the Italian plain, have always been celebrated in military history as a formidable obstacle, and Charles V and Prince Eugene of Savoy preferred to turn them by difficult mountain paths instead of attacking them directly. Minor engagements, such as rearguard actions and holding attacks, have consequently often taken place about them, notably in the campaign of 1796–97.

An engagement of this character was fought here in 1848 between the Austrian and the Piedmontese troops during the First Italian War of Independence.

People

References

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


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