Fossalta di Piave

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Fossalta di Piave
Comune di Fossalta di Piave
Fossalta di Piave
Tramonto a Fossalta di Piave
Fossalta di Piave is located in Italy
Fossalta di Piave
Fossalta di Piave
Location of Fossalta di Piave in Italy
Coordinates: 45°39′N 12°31′E / 45.650°N 12.517°E / 45.650; 12.517Coordinates: 45°39′N 12°31′E / 45.650°N 12.517°E / 45.650; 12.517
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province / Metropolitan city Venice (VE)
Frazioni Campolongo, Capodargine, Contee, Gonfo, Lampol, Ronche
 • Total 9 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (28 February 2007)[1]
 • Total 4,238
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fossaltini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 30020
Dialing code 0421
Saint day 12 July
Website Official website

Fossalta di Piave is a town in the province of Venice, Veneto, Italy. It is southeast of E70. It is 64 kilometres (40 mi) north of Venice.

The town's approximately 4,000 inhabitants make their living in tourism and in the vine industry.

At the age of 18, while serving as an ambulance driver, Ernest Hemingway was injured there on July 8, 1918. He was badly wounded and had to be moved to a hospital in Milan.[2]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ Mellow, James. (1992) Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences. New York: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 978-0-395-37777-2, 57-60