Montagnana

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Montagnana
Comune di Montagnana
The medieval city wall
The medieval city wall
Coat of arms of Montagnana
Coat of arms
Location of Montagnana
Montagnana is located in Italy
Montagnana
Montagnana
Location of Montagnana in Italy
Montagnana is located in Veneto
Montagnana
Montagnana
Montagnana (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°14′00″N 11°27′40″E / 45.23333°N 11.46111°E / 45.23333; 11.46111
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvincePadua (PD)
FrazioniBorgo San Marco, Borgo San Zeno, Borgo Frassine
Government
 • MayorLoredana Borghesan (Coalition)
Area
 • Total45.03 km2 (17.39 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total9,026
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montagnanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
35044
Dialing code0429
Patron saintAssumption of Mary
Saint day15 August
WebsiteOfficial website

Montagnana is a town and comune in the province of Padova, in Veneto (northern Italy). Neighbouring communes are Borgo Veneto, Casale di Scodosia, Urbana, Bevilacqua, Pojana Maggiore, Pressana, Minerbe and Roveredo di Guà. As of 2017, the population of Montagnana is 9120. The town was awarded with the Bandiera Arancione and is part of the I Borghi più belli d'Italia association.

Main sights[edit]

  • The famous medieval city wall, is one of the best preserved examples of medieval walls in Europe.
  • The Castle of San Zeno, built by Ezzelino III da Romano. Another castle is the Rocca degli Alberi, built by the Carraresi family in 1360–62.
  • The Gothic Cathedral (1431–1502), with late-Renaissance additions. The interior includes a Transfiguration by Paolo Veronese and fresco of Judith and David, recently attributed to Giorgione.
  • Palazzo Magnavin-Foratti, in Gothic-Venetian style.
  • The Town Hall (1532).

Outside the city is the Villa Pisani, one of Andrea Palladio's masterpieces. The nearby town of Cittadella in the same province is also a walled town.

Ancient walls[edit]

The ancient walls that surrounds Montagnana were built in the eleventh century to protect the town. It is a 2 km long wall with a height that varies between 6.5 to 8 meters. [4]

Culture[edit]

Two of the 20th century's greatest operatic tenors, Giovanni Martinelli and Aureliano Pertile, were both born in the town in 1885.

Food and cuisine[edit]

Montagnana is famous for its delicious Prosciutto Veneto PDO, in mid-May the city organizes a festival with conferences and tastings that attracts thousands of visitors.

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione residente". istat. istat. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Magicoveneto". www.magicoveneto.it. www.magicoveneto.it. Retrieved 6 October 2017.