Montagnana

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Montagnana
Comune
Comune di Montagnana
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Coat of arms of Montagnana
Coat of arms
Montagnana is located in Italy
Montagnana
Montagnana
Location of Montagnana in Italy
Coordinates: 45°14′00″N 11°27′40″E / 45.23333°N 11.46111°E / 45.23333; 11.46111
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Padua (PD)
Frazioni Borgo San Marco, Borgo San Zeno, Borgo Frassine
Government
 • Mayor Loredana Borghesan (Lega Nord)
Area
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (31 August 2010)
 • Total 9,530
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Demonym Montagnanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 35044
Dialing code 0429
Website Official website

Montagnana is a town and comune in the province of Padova, in Veneto (northern Italy). It is bounded by other communes of Saletto, Megliadino San Fidenzio, Casale di Scodosia, Urbana, Bevilacqua, Pojana Maggiore and Noventa Vicentina. As of 2010, the population of Montagnana was 9,530.[1]

Main sights[edit]

  • The famous medieval city wall, is one of the best preserved examples of medieval walls in Europe.
  • The Castle of San Zeno, built by Ezzelino III da Romano. Another castle is the Rocca degli Alberi, built by the Carraresi family in 1360-62.
  • The Gothic Cathedral (1431–1502), with late-Renaissance additions. The interior includes a Transfiguration by Paolo Veronese and fresco of Judith and David, recently attributed to Giorgione.
  • Palazzo Magnavin-Fioratti, in Gothic-Venetian style.
  • The Town Hall (1532).

Outside the city is the Villa Pisani, one of Andrea Palladio's masterpieces. The nearby town of Cittadella in the same province is also a walled town.

Culture[edit]

Two of the 20th century's greatest operatic tenors, Giovanni Martinelli and Aureliano Pertile, were both born in the town in 1885.

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat