Cerro Veronese (Cimbrian: kame Cire; Venetian: El Sèro) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Venice and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Verona. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,274 and an area of 10.2 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi). It is part of the Thirteen Communities, a group of villages which historically speak the Cimbrian language.
|Comune di Cerro Veronese|
|Province||Province of Verona (VR)|
|• Total||10.2 km2 (3.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||730 m (2,400 ft)|
|• Density||220/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Cerro people used to celebrate their saint protector, Saint Oswald, every 5 August with a religious ceremony in the main church. In addition, the celebration lasts a pair of days with local food stands (in particular typical salami and cheese) and popular fairs.
Also known as Festa della fragola (Strawberry festival), it's the most important event concerning a typical fruit of the zone, strawberry (in Italian fragola). It's the most awaited celebration after Giocondo's death. Fragolosa is mainly celebrated on the second weekend of July and it's one week long. A lot of stands are exposed, especially in the Piazza Alferia, the largest square of the town.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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