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    I was born in 1962, the third of six children, and I grow grapes and make wine in Cavaion Veronese, in the heart of the Bardolino production zone. My first harvest was in 1984; prior to that year the grapes were sold to another winery. Even as a young...

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Cavaion Veronese

Description

According to historians, the first part of the town's name derives from the Veneto dialect with the meaning of "haystack", while for others, it comes from the Latin "caput leonis" (lion head). It is a municipality in the province of Verona, located between Monte San Michele and Monte Ceriel, from where it is possible to enjoy a splendid view over Lake Garda. The local economy is based on agriculture, especially on the cultivation of vines, from which an excellent Bardolino is produced.
The area was inhabited since the Paleolithic Ages, while in the IV century B.C. the area was subjected to the dominion of the Celts and in the I century B.C., colonized by the Romans, who imposed their systems of division and utilization of the farmlands which gave a profound change in the appearance of the area. After the Fall of the Roman Empire, the territories submitted the raids of the Barbarians, including: Ostrogoths, Lombards and Franks. In the XIII century the town was subjected to the Della Scala, while in the early XV century, it was included between the territories that belonged to the Serenissima Republic of Venice. Looted by French troops, Spanish and German, it submitted the domain of the Habsburgs, until finally, it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy.

Attractions:
- the Parish Church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, built in the XV century on the remains of an earlier Romanesque building. Completed in the following years with the addition of chancel and bell tower, it features a Classical façade adorned with four columns and a pediment. A single nave plan, whose interior features the same details of the external appearance. Inside is preserved a precious altar of the second half of the XV century with an altarpiece depicting the Madonna and Child;
- the XV century Church of Santa Croce in Romanesque style;
- the IX century Church of San Michele della Bastia;
- the XII century Church of Saints Giovitta and Faustino;
- the XVIII century Church of San Gaetano;
- the XVI century Church of San Martino;
- the Civia Tower and Villa Trabucchi, both built in the XVIII century;
- the XVIII century Villa Ravignani;
- the XVII century Villa Cordevigo;
- the XVIII century Villa Bonazzi;
- the XIX century Villa Trombetta;
- the Civic Archaeological Museum;
- the XVI century Corte Torcolo;
- the XIV century Corte Villa;
- the XV century Corte Porto;
- Corte Quaranta;
- the Piazzola.

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