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Negrar

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Historians attest that the town's name derives from the Latin word "niger" ("black", referring to the particular color of the soil). It is a municipality in the province of Verona, whose territory is divided into two parts (one flat and one hilly) and is located on the border with those of the regional main centre. The city's economy is based primarily on the production of fruits and fine wines, such as: Recioto, Amarone and Valpolicella.
The numerous finds discovered in the area attest the presence of settlements since the Palaeolithic Ages. In pre-Roman times the Arusnati settled here, followed by a Roman colonization. After the fall of the Empire the area was dominated by various populations, including the Lombards. In the XI century, Negrar submitted a significant population increase and in the first half of the XIII century it took advantage of a series of tax right exemptions. The XIV century was characterized by the domination of the Della Scala and the end of civil wars, brought to the area a period of peace and high productivity, followed by a period of Government of the Republic of Venice and the construction of beautiful Summer residences by the nobility and the rich Venetian bourgeoisie.

Attractions:
- the relatively recently built Church of San Pietro to Arbizzano. The original building, constructed in the V century A.D., replaced in the XI century by a Romanesque church, of which it is still possible to admire a marble slab, which depicts the Crucifixion, and a valuable portal. The present structure, built at the end of the XVII century, houses inside several works of art, including a XIII century triptych and baptistery and a valuable painting of the artist Negri;
- the Church of San Martino, built in the second half of the XI century, it was later rebuilt in the XIX century in Romanesque style and preserves within precious paintings that date back to a period between the XVII and XVIII centuries. This building is flanked by a tall Bell Tower;
- the XIX century Villa Rizzardi, which spreads over two floors and features three beautiful arched windows;
- the XVI century Villa Verità - Carrega;
- the XVI century Villa Quintarelli;
- the XVIII century Villa Mosconi - Bertani;
- the XVI century Turco - Zamboni;
- the XIX century Villa Roverati;
- the XVI century Villa Salvaterra;
- the XV century Villa Bertoldi;
- the XVIII century Villa La Sorte.

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