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Legnago

Legnago, (Verona)

Legnago (Italian pronunciation: [leɲˈɲaːɡo]) is a town and comune in the Province of Verona, Veneto, northern Italy, with population (2012) of 25,439. It is located on the Adige river, about 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Verona. Its fertile land produces crops of rice, other cereals, sugar, and tobacco. History Traces of human presence in the area date back to the Bronze Age. Legnago had an important military role since the early Middle Ages. In the 19th century it was one of the Quadrilatero fortresses, the main strongpoint of the Austrian Lombardy-Venetia puppet state during the Italian Wars of Independence. The present fortifications were planned and made in 1815, the older defences having been destroyed by Napoleon I in 1801. Geography Located in the southwestern corner of its province, near the borders with the ones of Rovigo, Padua and Vicenza, Legnago borders with the municipalities of Angiari, Bergantino (RO), Bonavigo, Boschi Sant'Anna, Castelnovo Bariano (RO), Cerea, Minerbe, Terrazzo and Villa Bartolomea. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Canove, Casette, Porto, San Pietro, San Vito, Terranegra, Torretta, Vangadizza and Vigo. Demographics Main sights Church of San Salvaro (12th century). Cathedral (Duomo), from the 18th century. The Torrione ("Grand Tower"), dating from the 14th century, the only surviving tower from the old medieval walls. Personalities Antonio Salieri (1750-1825), composer Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle (1827-1897), art historian Apollo Granforte (1886-1975), operatic baritone Sport The local football club is the A.C. Legnago Salus. Notes References This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Legnago". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. External links (Italian) Legnago official website Media related to Legnago at Wikimedia Commons

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