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Affi

Description

The town's name derives from the Germanic name "Alfo" or "Affa". It is a municipality in the province of Verona, located on the slopes of Mount Moscal, near to the stream Tasso, at short distance from Lake Garda, on the border with Trentino Alto Adige, between the areas of Valpolicella and Val Lagarina. The oldest part is characterized by the presence of houses built using "seregni" (pebbles smoothed by the erosive process of the glaciers). The center, originally devoted mainly to agriculture, has also a strong winemaking tradition developing an important commercial sector.
The history of this area does not differ greatly from those experienced by the other localities of the Veneto region and, in particular, similar to the fate of Verona. The center is cited for the first time in texts dating from the IX century, a time when, due to the invasions of the Hungarians, the local population was forced to built defensive structures. In the period between the XI and XII centuries, the territories submitted the domain of the Abbey of San Zeno of Verona and in the second half of the XIII century, Affi was granted a certain autonomy and had its own statute.

Attractions:
- the Church of St. Peter in Chains, which was built in the XVIII century, designed by the architect Perini, on the site occupied by an older structure. The façade is characterized by beautiful color effects, with four half-columns with rectangular bases and capitals, pilasters, rectangular niches with a bow and a central arch which incorporates a centralized portal with a small window and a tympanum;
- the XIII century Church of San Bartolomeo in Caorsa with its frescos from the XIV-XVI centuries;
- the XII century Church of St. Andrew;
- the XVII century Villa Poggi, which preserves within beautiful frescoes;
- the XVI century Villa Fracastoro, of which a wing was built in a later period;
- the XI century Castle Incaffi;
- the historic center;
- Villa Persico.

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