Romano d'Ezzelino

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Romano d'Ezzelino
Comune
Comune di Romano d'Ezzelino
Col Bastia.jpg
Coat of arms of Romano d'Ezzelino
Coat of arms
Romano d'Ezzelino is located in Italy
Romano d'Ezzelino
Romano d'Ezzelino
Location of Romano d'Ezzelino in Italy
Coordinates: 45°46′24″N 11°46′40″E / 45.77333°N 11.77778°E / 45.77333; 11.77778
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Vicenza (VI)
Frazioni Romano d'Ezzelino, San Giacomo, Fellette, Sacro Cuore,
Government
 • Mayor Rossella Olivo
Area
 • Total 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 132 m (433 ft)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 14,621
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym Romanesi ("romanotti" to distinguish those from the capital)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36060
Dialing code 0424
Patron saint Santa Maria della Purificazione (communal seat)
Saint day 2 February (Romano capoluogo)
Website Official website

Romano d'Ezzelino is a small city with 14,645 residents in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It lies in the foothills of Monte Grappa and is located among some hills and country. The name "Romano" comes from Arimanno, a Longobardian word that means "military settlement". "Ezzelino" refers to the family of Ezzelini, who moved to Romano in 1199.

The coat of arms is inspired by Ezzelino III da Romano's emblem, which portrays a horseshoe carried by a swan. The meaning is justice and submission. The swan wears a crown, that represents the family greatness and a cross that refers to the crusades.

Romano d'Ezzelino was awarded the War Cross for Military Valor for the sacrifice made by the residents during World War II.

Monuments[edit]

Valle Santa Felicita is situated in the northern side of Romano d'Ezzelino, the name is in honor of Santa Felicita, a holy figure who also gave her name to a monastery near Romano. There is also a big mansion house called Ca'Cornaro which was built in the 16th century. Inside it there are frescos and decorations from the 18th century.

Main industries in the area[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)

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