|Comune di Gazzo Veronese|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Verona (VR)|
|Frazioni||Gazzo, Maccacari, Correzzo, Paglia, San Pietro in Valle, Pradelle, Roncanova|
|• Mayor||Ugo Vecchini (Lega Nord)|
|• Total||56.7 km2 (21.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|Population (1 June 2007)|
|• Density||98/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Saint day||5 August|
The economy is mostly based on agriculture.
Gazzo's area was inhabited since the 4th millennium BC, but the modern settlement has Lombard origin. Its name derives in fact from the Lombard gahagi, meaning "wood". In Roman times it should be already populated, but the inhabitants fled with the fall of the Western Roman Empire. In the 9th century Benedictine monks of the Veronese church of Santa Maria in Organo dried the area. The fief was sold to Federico della Scala in 1307.
The current comune was created in 1929 by the merger of Gazzo and Correzzo, the municipal set being moved to the frazione of Roncanova in the occasion.
Main sights include
- the Romanesque 12th-century church of Santa Maria Maggiore, on the Tartaro river.
- The ruins of Gazzo Castle.
- Roman Tower (4th century AD).
- The church (Ceson) of San Pietro in Valle, at Pradelle.
- Church of San Prosdocimo, dating from the 15th century, also at Pradelle.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
Views of Oasi WWF della Palude del Busatello (Gazzo Veronese Italy)
Carex BirdWatcher observation hut Oasi WWF Palude Busatello at Gazzo Veronese Italy