Sommacampagna

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Sommacampagna
Comune
Comune di Sommacampagna
Hills between Sona and Sommacampagna.
Hills between Sona and Sommacampagna.
Coat of arms of Sommacampagna
Coat of arms
Sommacampagna within the Province of Verona
Sommacampagna within the Province of Verona
Sommacampagna is located in Italy
Sommacampagna
Sommacampagna
Location of Sommacampagna in Italy
Coordinates: 45°24′18.7″N 10°50′45.7″E / 45.405194°N 10.846028°E / 45.405194; 10.846028Coordinates: 45°24′18.7″N 10°50′45.7″E / 45.405194°N 10.846028°E / 45.405194; 10.846028
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Verona (VR)
Frazioni Caselle, Custoza
Government
 • Mayor Graziella Manzato
Area
 • Total 40.91 km2 (15.80 sq mi)
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 14,746
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sommacampagnesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 37066
Dialing code 045
Patron saint St. Andrew the Apostle
Saint day 30 November
Website Official website
A plaque dedicated to the local poet Gidino di Sommacampagna

Sommacampagna is a town and comune in the province of Verona, Veneto, northern Italy. As of 2017, its population was of 14,746.[1]

History[edit]

The town was founded during the Ancient Roman period, with the name of Summa Campanea.[2]

In the frazione of Custoza two battles were fought during the Italian Independence Wars: the first in 1848 and the second in 1866.[2]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is part of the urban area of Verona and borders with Sona, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona and Villafranca di Verona.[3] It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Caselle[4] and Custoza.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Culture[edit]

The town's most famous sagra is called "Antica Fiera di Sommacampagna" and takes place every year during the last weekend of August, usually from Thursday to Tuesday.

Transport[edit]

Sommacampagna is served by the A4 motorway at the homonym exit. It counts a railway station (Sommacampagna-Sona) on the Milan-Venice railway, and the Airport of Verona-Villafranca is partially located in its municipal territory, nearby Caselle.

Sport[edit]

The town's main football team is Associazione Calcio Somma.

Gallery[edit]

Personalities[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2017
  2. ^ a b (in Italian) History of Sommacampagna (municipal website)
  3. ^ 44903 (x a j h) Sommacampagna on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ 1142096910 Caselle on OpenStreetMap
  5. ^ 387777548 Custoza on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ (in Italian) Hall in Tirol page on Sommacampagna municipal website

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