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Rivoli Veronese

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The town's name derives from the Latin word "Rivulus" (small river). Municipality in the province of Verona, on the right bank of the Adige river, at the foot of Mount Baldo, it is located within the area famous for its ​​ Valdadige DOC wine production, this facilitated by the mild climate and a particular position, at the center of a natural amphitheater formed by hills sloping down to the flat area. A major income for the city's economy comes from tourism, as Monte Baldo and Lake Garda with their resorts and in the nearby.
The area was inhabited since Prehistoric times, as evidenced by the presence of significant traces, that have come down to us: The first permanent settlements, instead, date back to the Neolithic period. As a necessary step for those who wanted to reach the rest of Europe from North Italy, the Romans passed a very important road artery: the Via Claudia Augusta. It was the scenario of the clash between the forces of Napoleon and the Austrians, in the late XVIII century and later of the historic campaign of Italy during the War of Independence, between the Austrians and the people of Piedmont.

Attractions:
- the Parish of Rivoli, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, originally built in the XII century in Romanesque style and rebuilt in the XVIII century. Surmounted by a pediment, the building features a square Bell Tower with a large clock and a belfry topped by an arched opening drum. Inside it houses the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary with a XVI century painting by the Scalabrini, depicting the Virgin and Child and a valuable painting of the artist Fiorio;
- the XI century Church of San Zeno Canale in Romanesque style;
- the XVII century Parish Church of Canale dedicated to St. Luke;
- the XVII century Church of St. Anthony of Padua;
- the XII century Church of St. Peter in Cattedra;
- the XVII century Villa Cozza;
- the XVI century Corte Bramante;
- the XVI century Corte Campana;.
- the XVII century Corte Pifffaro;
- the XVI century Villa Becelli;
- the XVIII century Corte Rizzoni;
- the Fort, built on the top of a hill in the XIX century by the Austrians to protect their borders. Following the conquest of Italy, the building, originally semi-cylindrical, was well fortified on the side exposed to the Italian border and today has a cylindrical shape. It is now seat of a Civic museum;
- the Museum of Napoleon.

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