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Roncà

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The town's name seems to derive from Latin and historians attest that its correct translation is "cleared land". Ronco is a municipality in the province of Verona, located in Val d'Alpone, bordering the territory of Vicenza, an area that features very different morphological characteristics, ranging from plains to hilly area on a ridge that marks the boundary between Val d'Agno and the aforementioned Val d'Alpone. This variety of landscapes proposes several trails in an area once rich in fossils and make the town a important destination for trekking fans. Appreciated fine wines are produced here, such as: Soave and Durello.
The discovery of remains of prehistoric times witness the presence of a settlement in the area, which developed when colonized by the Romans that brought important innovations. Another important period for Roncà were the Middle Ages, when it was ruled by several feudal lords of the Verona area, between which distinguished Alberto Della Scala. His decisions were decisive and the town lived a period of prosperity which continued under the domain of the Republic of Venice. The Venetians were able to exploit the lands in a more balanced and profitable way and gave impetus to the reclamation of wetlands and the creation of channels for the water system. The government of the Venetian Republic, which began in the early years of the XV century, ended with the conquest of the territories by French troops led by Napoleon Bonaparte. During this campaign the town experienced a periods of decline, suffering epidemics and famine, which decimated the population. The following historical events are similar to those shared by the other localities of the province of Verona and of the entire region.

Attractions:
- the XIV century Church of Santa Margherita, which presents an extremely simple façade with a rectangular shape portal topped by an arched niche and a circular window. At the corners, placed on two columns, two valuable statues. The roof is gabled with a small cross at the center, while the Bell Tower is located at the rear;
- the Parish Church, erected in the XIX century, is a building of great elegance. The delicate tones of the colors, featured in the façade, emphasis its beauty, enriched by pilasters and columns with capitals. It is built on two levels, the lower, wider than the top one, is connected to the latter thanks to original arches. The portal is rich and topped by a lunette, while the façade s completed by some narrow openings and a large arched pediment surmounted by a cross;
- the Fossil Museum, which houses several interesting artifacts collected in the area;
- Corte Cavaggioni;
- Villa Meneguzzi;
- Villa La Pastoria;
- Villa Pompeii

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