Caldiero

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Caldiero
Comune
Comune di Caldiero
Caldiero is located in Italy
Caldiero
Caldiero
Location of Caldiero in Italy
Coordinates: 45°25′N 11°11′E / 45.417°N 11.183°E / 45.417; 11.183Coordinates: 45°25′N 11°11′E / 45.417°N 11.183°E / 45.417; 11.183
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Verona (VR)
Frazioni Caldierino
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Molinaroli
Area
 • Total 10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Population (1 June 2007)[1]
 • Total 6,661
 • Density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym Caldieresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37042, frazioni 37040
Dialing code 045
Saint day February 28
Website Official website

Caldiero is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Venice and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Verona.

Caldiero borders the following municipalities: Belfiore, Colognola ai Colli, Lavagno, San Martino Buon Albergo, and Zevio.

History[edit]

Caldiero was known in ancient Roman times as Calidarium, stemming from its thermal baths. Later it was held by the bishops of Verona who, in 1206, sold it to the commune. In 1233 Ezzelino III da Romano destroyed the castle. Later Caldiero was held by the Scaligers, the Nogarola counts, the Visconti and then by the Republic of Venice

Several battles were fought in the vicinity of Caldiero during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. These actions occurred on 12 November 1796, on 29–31 October 1805, on 29–30 April 1809, and on 15 November 1813. All the battles were fought between France and Austria. In 1796, the Austrians repelled a French attack; in 1805, both sides claimed victory; in 1809, the Austrians repulsed French attacks but retreated the next day; in 1813, the French drove back the Austrians.

Main sights[edit]

  • Baths of Juno, still preserving ancient pools of Roman origins.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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