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Sommacampagna

Description

The name derives from the Latin "summa campania" (highest lands).
Municipality in the province of Verona, located in a hilly area, not far from Lake Garda and the Po valley, thanks to the mild climate, is ideal for the cultivation of fruit trees and vines, that produces excellent wines, such as: Garda, Bardolino and Bianco di Custoza.
Important finds from the Stone Age and the remains of pile dwellings evidence that the area of Sommacampagna was already populated in very ancient times. The Romans colonized the region, building some of their major roads, including Via Postumia and Via Gallica, and encouraging the division of the farmlands in centuries. These territories, after the Fall of the Roman Empire, submitted the invasions and subsequent dominion of several peoples, such as: Huns, Lombards and Franks. The town is mentioned for the first time in a document dating back to 930, when it belonged to the Della Scala Family and, over the years, it was ceded to several landowners, including Andrea degli Specchi. Later subjected to the French and the Austrians, the district of Custoza became famous for being the scenario of the battles, in the mid-XIX century, of the Wars of Independence.

Attractions:
- the Church of San Pietro in Vinculis in Custoza, which features a Latin cross plan and a façade embellished only by a very linear neoclassical portal and a rectangular window. The Bell Tower, located at the back, features a massive structure with mullioned windows and a belfry topped by a spire;
- the Church of San Rocco at the Castle, which was built on the ruins of a former fortress. The Bell Tower, built in the early years of the XX century, features a structure with a square belfry with pinnacles, pointed windows and spire;
- the Church of Sant'Andrea, built in Romanesque style, in the X century, on the ruins of a temple dedicated to Diana. It features a three nave Basilica shaped plan and preserves within a series of important frescoes and a precious Way of the Cross;
- the Church of Madonna della Salute, built in the first half of the XIX century, houses a valuable picture of the Madonna and Child and a Baroque altar;
- the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Andrew the Apostle.
- the XIII century Church of Our Lady of Mount;
- the XVI century Church of San Michele;
- the Church of the Redeemer of Caselle;
- Villa Ottolini Pignatti Morano;
- Villa Bocca Trezza;
- Villa della Vecchia;
- Villa Campostrini;
- Villa Ravignani;
- Villa Venier;
- Cà Zenobia;
- Villa Masi.

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