Cison di Valmarino

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Cison di Valmarino
Comune
Comune di Cison di Valmarino
Cison village centre
Cison village centre
Coat of arms of Cison di Valmarino
Coat of arms
Cison di Valmarino is located in Italy
Cison di Valmarino
Cison di Valmarino
Location of Cison di Valmarino in Italy
Coordinates: 45°58′N 12°08′E / 45.967°N 12.133°E / 45.967; 12.133
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Province of Treviso (TV)
Government
 • Mayor Cristina Pin
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 261 m (856 ft)
Population (1 June 2008)
 • Total 2,553
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym Cisonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31030
Dialing code 0422
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Centre of Cison di Valmarino with Castelbrando in background

Cison di Valmarino is a village and comune with 2,553 inhabitants in the province of Treviso[1][2]

History[edit]

Prehistory[edit]

There is evidence that the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times from archaeological discoveries in Follina from the Paleolithic Mesolithic eras, to roof tiles and other fragments from the Bronze Age found in Valmareno

Ancient world[edit]

During the Roman period the Via Claudia Augusta a very important Roman road, which linked the valley of the Po River with Rhaetia (modern Austria) across the Alps, ran through this area.

Middle Ages[edit]

The area became an important defensive position against barbarian invasions during the European Migration Period, with the fortress of CastelBrando being expanded and refortified.

The 15th century Villa Casagrande is now the home of Contessa Ghislaine Brandolini d’Adda. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fonte: Istat - Unità amministrative, variazioni territoriali e di nome dal 1861 al 2000 - ISBN 88-458-0574-3
  2. ^ Istituto Nazionale di Statistica
  3. ^ "Casual cooking with an Italian countess".