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Negrar di Valpolicella is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, about 110 kilometres (68 mi) west of Venice and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Verona. Since 8 February 2019, the official name has been changed to "Negrar di Valpolicella" (L.R. n. 7, 8 February 2019) after a referendum was held in the town.
Negrar di Valpolicella
|Comune di Negrar di Valpolicella|
Church in Negrar.
|Frazioni||Arbizzano, Jago, Fane, Mazzano, Montecchio, Prun, Santa Maria, Torbe|
|• Mayor||Roberto Grison|
|• Total||40.5 km2 (15.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||190 m (620 ft)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
37024 capoluogo, 37020 frazioni
|Patron saint||Saint Martin|
In prehistoric times, it was a center of the Arusnati, a not-well-known population of perhaps mixed origins. In the Middle Ages it was a free commune until it was acquired by the Scaliger of Verona (14th century). Later it was part of the Republic of Venice, under which, in 1791, it received the right to hold a livestock market. In 2020 the municipality announced that a Roman villa had been discovered beneath a local vineyard.
In May 2020, the discovery of a well-preserved Roman mosaic floor dating to the 3rd century AD buried underneath a vineyard is reported after about a century of searching the site of a long-lost villa.
- Andrea Benvenuti, athlete
- Pietro Boselli, engineer, former mathematician and model
- Davide Formolo, cyclist
- Matteo Manassero, professional golfer
- Damiano Tommasi, professional footballer
- Ronnie Quintarelli, racing driver.
Villa Mosconi Bertani and Amarone vineyards
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- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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- Rob Picheta. "Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy". CNN. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
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