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Isola Rizza


Municipality in the province of Verona, whose territory, located on the plain is crossed by rivers Piganzo and Bussè, Isola Rizza is a center devoted to agricultural activities, especially the cultivation of a particular variety of rice.
This area has been inhabited since Prehistoric times, as the first Italic populations were attracted by the abundance of rivers and fertile soil: the remains of the first settlements found here date back to the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the periods of Etruscan, Roman and Lombard domain. Of great importance for the town was the long period of Venetian rule, during which the area experienced a period of great prosperity and several noble villas were built. The land, often flooded by the waters of the rivers, was reclaimed and the inhabitant built a series of channels to make it cultivable.

- the Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul, built in the XVIII century on the remains of a previous building. It features an imposing façade with gable porch supported by columns. The Bell Tower, incorporated into the building, has a belfry with openings interrupted by pointed arches. Inside is preserved a valuable XVIII century altarpiece;
- the XV century Church of Santa Maria della Piazza, contains frescoes which date back to the XV - XIX centuries;
- the XV century Villa Pollettini. Today seat of the Town Hall, contains frescoes painted in the XVI century;
- the XVII century Villa Maffei De Medici;
- the XVI century Villa Sagramoso;
- the XVI century Villa Mandella;
- the XVI century Villa Recalcati;
- the XV century Villa Maffei;
- Villa Bononome;
- Villa Martelli.


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