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Comune di Possagno
Museo Canoviano, dedicated to the work of Antonio Canova
Museo Canoviano, dedicated to the work of Antonio Canova
Possagno is located in Italy
Location of Possagno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°51′N 11°53′E / 45.850°N 11.883°E / 45.850; 11.883Coordinates: 45°51′N 11°53′E / 45.850°N 11.883°E / 45.850; 11.883
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Province of Treviso (TV)
 • Total 12.1 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Elevation 335 m (1,099 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 2,154
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Possagnotti
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31054
Dialing code 0423
Website Official website

Possagno is a comune in the Province of Treviso, in the Italian region Veneto. It is located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Venice and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Treviso. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,154 and an area of 12.1 square kilometres (4.7 sq mi).[1]

Possagno borders the following municipalities: Alano di Piave, Castelcucco, Cavaso del Tomba, Paderno del Grappa.

Antonio Canova (1757-1822), the great neoclassical sculptor was born in Possagno. He chose to erect the Tempio Canoviano in the city, a structure he designed, financed, and partly-built himself.[2] The temple has become one of the city's landmarks.

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  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Jean Martineau & Andrew Robinson, The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century. Yale University Press, 1994. Print.

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