Gazzo Veronese

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Gazzo Veronese
Comune
Comune di Gazzo Veronese
Coat of arms of Gazzo Veronese
Coat of arms
Gazzo Veronese is located in Italy
Gazzo Veronese
Gazzo Veronese
Location of Gazzo Veronese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°9′N 11°5′E / 45.150°N 11.083°E / 45.150; 11.083
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Verona (VR)
Frazioni Gazzo, Maccacari, Correzzo, Paglia, San Pietro in Valle, Pradelle, Roncanova
Government
 • Mayor Ugo Vecchini (Lega Nord)
Area
 • Total 56.7 km2 (21.9 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (1 June 2007)[1]
 • Total 5,581
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym Gazzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37060
Dialing code 0442
Saint day 5 August
Website Official website

Gazzo Veronese is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Venice and about 30 km (19 mi) south of Verona.

Gazzo Veronese borders the following municipalities: Casaleone, Nogara, Ostiglia, Sanguinetto, Serravalle a Po, Sorgà, Sustinente and Villimpenta.

The economy is mostly based on agriculture.

History[edit]

Gazzo's area was inhabited since the 4th millennium BC, but the modern settlement has Lombard origin. Its name derives in fact from the Lombard gahagi, meaning "wood". In Roman times it should be already populated, but the inhabitants fled with the fall of the Western Roman Empire. In the 9th century Benedictine monks of the Veronese church of Santa Maria in Organo dried the area. The fief was wold to Federico della Scala in 1307.

The current comune was created in 1929 by the merger of Gazzo and Correzzo, the municipal set being moved to the frazione of Roncanova in the occasion.

Main sights[edit]

Main sights include

  • the Romanesque 12th-century church of Santa Maria Maggiore, on the Tartaro river.
  • The ruins of Gazzo Castle.
  • Roman Tower (4th century AD).
  • The church (Ceson) of San Pietro in Valle, at Pradelle.
  • Church of San Prosdocimo, dating from the 15th century, also at Pradelle.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Views of Oasi WWF della Palude del Busatello (Gazzo Veronese Italy)[edit]