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Brenzone

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It is assumed that the town's name derives from the German name "Berinza" or the name of the Germanic tribe "Brenni", who settled in this area in ancient times. Municipality in the province of Verona, located on the banks of Lake Garda, the territory of Brenzone is quite large and includes a part of the Monte Baldo and numerous villages and hamlets. It is a popular holiday destination throughout the year; in the Summer for its ideal climate, thanks to the lake, and, in Winter, for the modern and well equipped skiing facilities.
Rock carvings, that date back to 2000 B.C., evidence of presence of settlements in this area since the Bronze Age. The area was colonized by the Romans, who named it Venice-Istria, the tenth of eleven regions, whose borders were assigned by the Emperor Octavian Augustus in 15 B.C. After the Fall of the Empire, the area was easy prey of the Barbarian invaders, including the Huns.
The present municipality was proclaimed in 1950 and is the result of the merge of four existing districts.

Attractions:
- the Church of San Nicola di Bari in Assenza, which was built between the XI-XII centuries and renovated several times over the centuries, that have completely changed its original appearance. Today it features a single nave plan and a façade with an arched portal surmounted by an arched window. Behind the main structure, clearly visible is the square Bell Tower. Inside are preserved a valuable XVI century altarpiece, an XVIII century altar and a series of frescoes, depicted between the XIII and XIV centuries;
- the Church of San Zeno in Castelletto, which today presents itself in an XI century Romanesque style, although it has even earlier origins. Inside there are two unequal sized aisles, embellished with late Romanesque frescoes;
- the Church of St. Peter in Chains in Campo;
- the Church of San Francesco in Prada Alta;
- the Church of Sant' Ilario in Campo;
- the Church of St. Anthony;
- the old centre of Vence;
- the borgo of the Castle;
- the village of Borago.

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