|Comune di Borgo Valsugana|
The Brenta river in Borgo Valsugana.
|• Mayor||Fabio Dalledonne|
|• Total||52.3 km2 (20.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||386 m (1,266 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Borgo is located in one of the tightest parts of Valsugana, in between mount Ciolino and mount Rocchetta, neither very high. It grew on the two sides of river Brenta and its ancient part is the only one in Trentino to occupy both sides of a river (Trento, for instance, is located on only one side of river Adige).
Borgo Valsugana, whose ancient name was Ausugum (the main street of the town, indeed, is named "Corso Ausugum"), used to be a Roman settlement along the Claudia Augusta Altinate road which connected Altino to Tridentum (ancient name for Trento) and then to Augsburg, nowadays in Germany.
Thanks to its location at the bottom of an open valley, the town always benefited from trade. Noblemen from Castelnuovo and Caldonazzo and the Welsperg family used to govern the town and its surroundings.
In 1862 a huge fire destroyed a large part of the town, whose buildings were largely built using wood.
From 1943 to 1945 the antifascist partisans fought in the framework of the "Gherlenda" battailon of the Garibaldine brigade "Antonio Gramsci" located in Feltre.
- Alcide De Gasperi, president of the Council of ministers
- Data from Istat
- (Italian) Official website