Lazise

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Lazise
Comune
Comune di Lazise
Lazise
Lazise
Lazise is located in Italy
Lazise
Lazise
Location of Lazise in Italy
Coordinates: 45°31′N 10°44′E / 45.517°N 10.733°E / 45.517; 10.733Coordinates: 45°31′N 10°44′E / 45.517°N 10.733°E / 45.517; 10.733
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Province of Verona (VR)
Frazioni Colà, Pacengo
Area
 • Total 65.0 km2 (25.1 sq mi)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 6,213
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym Lazisiensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37017, 37010 frazioni
Dialing code 045
Website Official website

Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) west of Venice and about 20 kilometres (12 miles) northwest of Verona. It is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 6,213 and an area of 65.0 square kilometres (25.1 sq mi).[1]

The municipality of Lazise contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Colà and Pacengo.

Lazise borders the following municipalities: Bardolino, Bussolengo, Castelnuovo del Garda, Padenghe sul Garda, Pastrengo, Peschiera del Garda and Sirmione.

History[edit]

Lazise Harbour and Customs House

Its name derives from the Latin “lacus” that it means lacustrine village. Lazise in fact was originally a group of stilt houses beyond that Roman village and market. Between 888 and 961, during the reign of Berengar II of Italy and his son, the town was subject only to the monarch, that is, it was a “free villa” not subject to some feudatory. In 961, Italy was invaded by German troops, who descended the valley of the Adige to camp on the shores of Garda.

In 983, the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I granted Lazise the right to fortify itself and establish trading rights. The medieval Church of Saint Nicolò has frescoes dating from the 12th century, by the school of Giotto. The customs house from the 16th century was constructed to control trade on the lake. During the 13th and 14th centuries, Lazise was occupied by the Scaligeri of Verona who built the castle and encircled the town with walls. In 1405, it came under Venetian rule until Napoleon conquered northern Italy. After the Congress of Vienna (1815) it entered a period of Austrian rule, until in 1866, it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy.[2]

The 14th century La Pergolana villa, a kilometre north of Lazise, hosts a famous honey festival during the first weekend of October.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Lazise is twinned with:

Population[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Commune of Lazise

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