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Custoza is a northern Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of Sommacampagna, a municipality in the province of Verona, Veneto. As of 2011, its population was 812.[1]

Custoza
Skyline of Custoza
Custoza is located in Italy
Custoza
Custoza
Location of Custoza in Italy
Coordinates: 45°22′19.0″N 10°47′36.0″E / 45.371944°N 10.793333°E / 45.371944; 10.793333Coordinates: 45°22′19.0″N 10°47′36.0″E / 45.371944°N 10.793333°E / 45.371944; 10.793333
Country Italy
Region Veneto
ProvinceVerona (VR)
ComuneSommacampagna
Elevation
125 m (410 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total812
Demonym(s)Custozani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37066
Dialing code(+39) 045
Patron saintSt. Peter[2]
Panoramic view
The rural area of Custoza

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HistoryEdit

The village is famous for two battles fought during the Italian Independence Wars: the first in 1848 and the second in 1866, both against the Austrian Empire.[3] In memory of them, the architect Giacomo Franco built the Ossuary of Custoza (Italian: Ossario di Custoza), a war grave and memorial building opened in 1879.[4][5]

GeographyEdit

Custoza is a rural village located in the southwestern corner of its municipality, next to Villafranca di Verona (6 km south), Valeggio sul Mincio (7 km west), and Tione dei Monti river. It is 5 km from Sommacampagna, 10 from Sona and Caselle, 12 from Verona-Villafranca Airport and 20 from Verona city centre.[6]

The village consists of a central settlement and 3 detached, but close, quarters: Valbusa (west – 45°22′29.2″N 10°47′20.2″E / 45.374778°N 10.788944°E / 45.374778; 10.788944), Gorgo (east – 45°22′45.5″N 10°48′17.7″E / 45.379306°N 10.804917°E / 45.379306; 10.804917) and Bellavista (south – 45°22′19.3″N 10°47′36.7″E / 45.372028°N 10.793528°E / 45.372028; 10.793528). Its territory includes the surrounding little localities of Bagolina, Balconi Rossi, Coronini,[7] Marognalonga, Monte Godio, Sgaripola and Vantini.

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GastronomyEdit

The Bianco di Custoza ("Custoza White"), also known simply as "Custoza", is an Italian DOC wine produced in the countryside around the village.[13][14]

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