Valdagno

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Valdagno
Comune
Comune di Valdagno
Valdagno Pasubio.jpg
Coat of arms of Valdagno
Coat of arms
Valdagno is located in Italy
Valdagno
Valdagno
Location of Valdagno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°39′N 11°18′E / 45.650°N 11.300°E / 45.650; 11.300
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Vicenza (VI)
Frazioni Campotamaso, Castelvecchio, Cerealto, Maglio di Sopra, Massignani, Novale, Piana, San Quirico
Government
 • Mayor Alberto Neri
Area
 • Total 50.20 km2 (19.38 sq mi)
Population (9 June 2008)
 • Total 29,454
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym Valdagnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36078, 36070, 36074
Dialing code 0445
Patron saint St. Clement
Saint day November 23
Website Official website

Valdagno is a town and comune in the province of Vicenza, Italy.

History[edit]

Valdagno's town was founded in 861, the name deriving from the Latin amins, then amnius, meaning "river". It is first mentioned in an 1184 document when it was a fief given by the Vicenza bishop to the Trissino family.

Two castles where erected on two opposite hills, one being named the Valdagno castle and the other the Panisacco Castle. However the Vicenza comune started very soon to contend it to the Trissino family, who in turn joined forces with Scaligers to defend it.

Valdagno by night

In 1291, in the course of the war with Verona, Venice occupied Valdagno and kept it until 1340. In 1377 it was pillaged by Bernabò Visconti and in 1404 it went back to the Venetians. From 1434 to 1439 it was occupied by the Visconti family and then re-annexed to Venice by Gian Giorgio Trissino.

Between 1510 and 1514 it suffered repeated destructions by the armies of Maximilian I, during the War of the League of Cambrai. Starting from 1797, with the fall of the Republic of Venice, Valdagno fell under the French and Austrian rule. It was annexed to the newly created Kingdom of Italy in 1866.

Valdagno is the birthplace of Gaetano Marzotto, a pioneer of the textile industry and founder of the Marzotto, which allowed Valdagno to become an industrial centre.

Sport[edit]

The town has a football team, A.C.D. Trissino-Valdagno and is home to the rink hockey team Isello Hockey Valdagno.

Twin cities[edit]

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