Monteforte d'Alpone

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Monteforte d'Alpone
Comune
Comune di Monteforte d'Alpone
Coat of arms of Monteforte d'Alpone
Coat of arms
Monteforte d'Alpone is located in Italy
Monteforte d'Alpone
Monteforte d'Alpone
Location of Monteforte d'Alpone in Italy
Coordinates: 45°25′N 11°17′E / 45.417°N 11.283°E / 45.417; 11.283
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Verona (VR)
Frazioni Brognoligo, Costalunga, Sarmazza
Government
 • Mayor Carlo Tessari
Area
 • Total 20.4 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (1 October 2010[1])
 • Total 8,509
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym Montefortiani or Montefortesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37032
Dialing code 045
Website Official website

Monteforte d'Alpone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Venice and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Verona.

Monteforte d'Alpone borders the following municipalities: Gambellara, Montecchia di Crosara, San Bonifacio, and Soave. The economy is based on the production of wine.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church (Oratory) of St. Anthony (13th century)
  • Church of the Capuchins (14th century)
  • Church of Santa Croce (14th century)
  • Bishops Palace (15th century), built by bishop of Venice Ermolao Barbaro on design by Michele da Caravaggio. It has a chapel with a fresco by Francesco Torbido (1534)
  • Palazzo Durlo-Montanari (15th century)

References[edit]

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

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