Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella

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Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Comune
Comune di Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
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Coat of arms of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Coat of arms
Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella is located in Italy
Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Location of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella in Italy
Coordinates: 45°31′N 10°50′E / 45.517°N 10.833°E / 45.517; 10.833
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Verona (VR)
Frazioni Domegliara, Ponton, Monte, San Giorgio, Gargagnago
Government
 • Mayor Nereo Benvenuto Destri
Area
 • Total 23.5 km2 (9.1 sq mi)
Elevation 174 m (571 ft)
Population (1 June 2007[1])
 • Total 11,092
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym Ambrosiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37010
Dialing code 045
Website Official website

Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella 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 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Verona.

Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella borders the following municipalities: Cavaion Veronese, Dolcè, Fumane, Pastrengo, Pescantina, Rivoli Veronese, and San Pietro in Cariano.

Sights include the Romanesque pieve of San Giorgio, built in the 12th century over a Lombard (and perhaps pre-Roman) religious place. The interior has a nave and two aisles, of the same height, divided by piers. Some of the latter are decorated by 14th-century paintings. The basements of the columns are re-used Roman altars. The church houses also 11th-century frescoes, including a Last Supper; also notable is the ciborium, built during the reign of the Lombard king Liutprand (711-744). The bell tower and the cloister are also from the 12th century.

Twinning[edit]

Sant'Ambrogio is twinned with:

References[edit]

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

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