Sommacampagna

Sommacampagna is a town and comune in the province of Verona, Veneto, northern Italy. As of 2017, its population was of 14,746.[2]

Sommacampagna
Comune di Sommacampagna
Hills between Sona and Sommacampagna.

Coat of arms
Sommacampagna within the Province of Verona
Location of Sommacampagna
Sommacampagna
Location of Sommacampagna in Italy
Sommacampagna
Sommacampagna (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°24′18.7″N 10°50′45.7″E
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceVerona (VR)
FrazioniCaselle, Custoza
Government
  MayorGraziella Manzato
Area
  Total40.91 km2 (15.80 sq mi)
Elevation
121 m (397 ft)
Population
 (2017)[2]
  Total14,746
  Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sommacampagnesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37066
Dialing code045
Patron saintSt. Andrew the Apostle
Saint day30 November
WebsiteOfficial website

History

The town was founded during the Ancient Roman period, with the name of Summa Campanea.[3]

In the frazione of Custoza two battles were fought during the Italian Independence Wars: the first in 1848 and the second in 1866.[3]

Geography

The municipality is part of the urban area of Verona and borders with Sona, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona and Villafranca di Verona.[4] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Caselle[5] and Custoza.[6]

Demographics

Culture

The town's most famous sagra is called "Antica Fiera di Sommacampagna" and takes place every year during the last weekend of August, usually from Thursday to Tuesday.

Transport

Sommacampagna is served by the A4 motorway at the homonym exit. It counts a railway station (Sommacampagna-Sona) on the Milan-Venice railway, and the Airport of Verona-Villafranca is partially located in its municipal territory, nearby Caselle.

Sport

The town's main football team is Associazione Calcio Somma.

Personalities

  • Gidino di Sommacampagna (1320-1400), poet
  • Federico Bricolo (b. 1966), politician

Twin towns

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. (in Italian) Source: Istat 2017
  3. (in Italian) History of Sommacampagna (municipal website)
  4. 44903 Sommacampagna on OpenStreetMap
  5. 1142096910 Caselle on OpenStreetMap
  6. 387777548 Custoza on OpenStreetMap
  7. (in Italian) Hall in Tirol page on Sommacampagna municipal website
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