|Comune di Possagno|
Museo Canoviano, dedicated to the work of Antonio Canova
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of Treviso (TV)|
|• Total||12.1 km2 (4.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||335 m (1,099 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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).
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. The temple has become one of the city's landmarks.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Jean Martineau & Andrew Robinson, The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century. Yale University Press, 1994. Print.
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