Sovizzo

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Sovizzo
Comune
Comune di Sovizzo
Sovizzo is located in Italy
Sovizzo
Sovizzo
Location of Sovizzo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°32′N 11°27′E / 45.533°N 11.450°E / 45.533; 11.450Coordinates: 45°32′N 11°27′E / 45.533°N 11.450°E / 45.533; 11.450
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province / Metropolitan city Vicenza (VI)
Frazioni Montemezzo, Peschiera dei Muzzi, San Daniele, Sovizzo Colle, Tavernelle, Vigo
Government
 • Mayor Marilisa Munari (Lista civica)
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 7,388
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sovizzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36050
Dialing code 0444
Patron saint Santa Maria Assunta
Saint day 15 August
Website Official website

Sovizzo is an Italian comune of 7,388 inhabitants in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. It is north of SR11 and located approximately 10 km from the regional capital of Vicenza.

History[edit]

The first settlements in the area that is now the comune of Sovizzo date back to Neolithic times. Later, the Lombards inhabited the area, of which traces can still be seen today in archeological sites throughout the area.

During the Middle Ages, the area belonged to the Bishop of Vicenza, and was ceded to the local cathedral chapter in the 13th Century. Throughout history, the comune has followed the fortunes of nearby Vicenza.

Monuments and Places of Interest[edit]

In the comune and in its vicinity there are buildings of historical interest, such as Villa Bissari Curti, dating back to the 16th century, the Villa Marzotto Schiavo and the Villa Civena-Vencato, as well as the ancient chapel of the Madonna of Carmine in the frazione of San Daniele, as well as the chapel of Saint Raparata in the frazione of Vigo.

Music[edit]

There are two local musical bands: the G. Rossini band and the instrumental A. Pedrollo Band di Sovizzo Colle; the latter is also noted for its concerts. The band Radio Sboro is also originally from Sovizzo.

Sport[edit]

The main football team in the city is A.S.D. Sovizzo Calcio, which plays in the First Category of Veneto Group C.

Administration[edit]

The current mayor of the comune is Marilisa Munari.

People Linked to Sovizzo[edit]

  • Diego Fortuna, discus thrower for the Italian national team
  • Vincenza Pasini (Sovizzo, 1356 - Vicenza, 1431), prophet
  • Tom Perry (Sovizzo, 1960), alpine skier

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)