|Città di Cerea|
|Frazioni||Asparetto, Aselogna, Cà del Lago, Cherubine, Palesella e Santa Teresa in Valle|
|• Mayor||Paolo Marconcini|
|• Total||70.4 km2 (27.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
|Population (December 31, 2007)|
|• Density||230/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Demonym||Cereani or Ceretani|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Zeno of Verona|
|Saint day||April 12|
From 923 AD until 1223 Cerea was a castrum (fortification). On 1223 Cerea it became a "comune" but, a year after, it was plundered because of the war between Mantua and Verona. A period of decadence followed, also because of the frequent epidemics. In the 18th century, under the Venetian rule, Cerea began to grow and the noblemen started building their villas.
Classic furniture in Cerea has a long and rich history. Cerea started manufacturing art furniture during the Twenties in the Asparetto suburb. Here, a "marangon" (artisan), Giuseppe Merlin, was hired by Ing. Bresciani to restore an ancient piece of furniture from the 600 century. He then moved on to reproduce furniture from older ages faithfully. He and other artisans expanded and now Cerea has more than 500 furniture factories, 95% of which are still handcraft shops.
A.S.D. Cerea Calcio 1912
Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Cerea Calcio 1912 or simply Cerea is an Italian association football club, based in the city.
Cerea currently plays in Serie D group D.
The club was founded in 1912.
In the season 2011-12 in Serie D/D it was ranked 9th.
The presidents is: Doriano Fazion.
The manager is: Simone Boron.
Colors and badge
The team's color are white and dark red.
It plays in Stadio Pelaloca in Cerea, which has a capacity of 2.000 seats.