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.[4]

Negrar di Valpolicella
Comune di Negrar di Valpolicella
Church in Negrar.
Church in Negrar.
Coat of arms of Negrar di Valpolicella
Coat of arms
Location of Negrar di Valpolicella
Negrar di Valpolicella is located in Italy
Negrar di Valpolicella
Negrar di Valpolicella
Location of Negrar di Valpolicella in Italy
Negrar di Valpolicella is located in Veneto
Negrar di Valpolicella
Negrar di Valpolicella
Negrar di Valpolicella (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°32′N 10°56′E / 45.533°N 10.933°E / 45.533; 10.933Coordinates: 45°32′N 10°56′E / 45.533°N 10.933°E / 45.533; 10.933
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceVerona (VR)
FrazioniArbizzano, Jago, Fane, Mazzano, Montecchio, Prun, Santa Maria, Torbe
Government
 • MayorRoberto Grison
Area
 • Total40.5 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2015)[3]
 • Total17,119
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Negraresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37024 capoluogo, 37020 frazioni
Dialing code045
Patron saintSaint Martin
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

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.[5]

ArchaeologyEdit

 
Mosaico Negrar

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.[6][7][8][9]

EconomyEdit

Negrar and its villages are mainly devoted to agricultural, with production of cherries, vine and fruit, and of wines such as Valpolicella, Amarone and Recioto.

Notable peopleEdit


GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ "Risultati ufficiosi Referendum Consultivo Cambio Denominazione". www.comunenegrar.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  5. ^ "Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard". BBC News. BBC. 2020-05-27. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  6. ^ Rob Picheta. "Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy". CNN. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  7. ^ "Ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered under vines in Italy". the Guardian. 2020-05-27. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  8. ^ "Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard". BBC News. 2020-05-27. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  9. ^ "Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor unearthed beneath Italian vineyard". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2020-09-08.

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