Torri del Benaco

Torri del Benaco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 130 kilometres (81 miles) west of Venice and about 30 km (19 mi) northwest of Verona, on the eastern coast of the Lake Garda.

Torri del Benaco
Comune di Torri del Benaco
Scaliger Castle.

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Location of Torri del Benaco
Torri del Benaco
Location of Torri del Benaco in Italy
Torri del Benaco
Torri del Benaco (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°37′N 10°41′E
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceVerona (VR)
FrazioniAlbisano, Pai
Government
  MayorStefano Nicotra
Area
  Total51.4 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation
67 m (220 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2011[2])[3]
  Total2,963
  Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torresani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37010
Dialing code045
WebsiteOfficial website

Torri del Benaco borders the following municipalities: Brenzone, Costermano, Garda, Gardone Riviera, Gargnano, Salò, San Felice del Benaco, San Zeno di Montagna, and Toscolano-Maderno. It is home to a 14th-century castle which belonged to the Scaliger family, and which perhaps occupies the site of an ancient Roman castrum. It now houses an Ethnographic Museum.

Twin towns

Torri del Benaco is twinned with:

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.
  3. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.


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