Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
|Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella|
|Comune di Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella|
|Frazioni||Domegliara, Ponton, Monte, San Giorgio, Gargagnago|
|• Mayor||Roberto Zorzi|
|• Total||23.5 km2 (9.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||174 m (571 ft)|
|Population (1 August 2014)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) west of Venice and about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Verona.
Sights include the Romanesque pieve of San Giorgio, built in the 12th century over a Lombard (and perhaps pre-Roman) religious place. The interior has a nave and two aisles, of the same height, divided by piers. Some of the latter are decorated by 14th-century paintings. The basements of the columns are re-used Roman altars. The church houses also 11th-century frescoes, including a Last Supper; also notable is the ciborium, built during the reign of the Lombard king Liutprand (711-744). The bell tower and the cloister are also from the 12th century.
Sant'Ambrogio is twinned with:
- Oppenheim, Germany
- Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, since 2004
- Sant'Ambrogio sul Garigliano, since 2004
- Sežana, Slovenia
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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