Vobarno

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vobarno
Comune
Comune di Vobarno
Vobarno is located in Italy
Vobarno
Vobarno
Location of Vobarno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°39′N 10°30′E / 45.650°N 10.500°E / 45.650; 10.500Coordinates: 45°39′N 10°30′E / 45.650°N 10.500°E / 45.650; 10.500
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Carpeneda, Carvanno, Collio, Degagna, Eno, Moglia, Pompegnino, Teglie
Area
 • Total 53.20 km2 (20.54 sq mi)
Elevation 245 m (804 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,288
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym Vobarnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25079
Dialing code 0365
Patron saint Madonna della Rocca
Saint day Second Sunday in September and following Monday
Website Official website

Vobarno is a town and comune of the Province of Brescia in the Italian region of Lombardy, at 246 m (807 ft) above sea-level, with about 8,300 inhabitants (2011). It is situated on the river Chiese, 5 km north of Salò and Lake Garda.

History[edit]

Although Neolithic remains have been found in the territory of the comune, nothing certain is known about the history of the area in prehistoric times nor in Antiquity, except for a single inscription, found near the town mentioning it as being at the confines of Italy.

Vobarno (known as Vobarna) in the Middle Ages was a fief of the bishops of Brescia, who at least twice sent representatives to enforce their suzerainty.

The 14th century and the beginning of the 15th saw Vobarno involved in the wars of the Scaliger, Visconti and Malatesta families, until, apparently moved by self-interest rather than force, they submitted of their own to Venice in 1426. Milan contested the new realities but was beaten in 1454, and thereafter Vobarna was a Venetian fief until 1797 when French troops under Napoleon conquered northern Italy and put an end to the independence of the doges. Vobarno, faithful to Venice, was put to flames and the sword. After the Napoleonic interlude, the town passed with Venice to the dominion of Austria, finally becoming part of united Italy by 1859.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Vobarno at Wikimedia Commons