Volpago del Montello is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Treviso in the Italian region Veneto, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of Venice and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Treviso on the southern slopes of Montello.
Volpago del Montello
|Comune di Volpago del Montello|
|Frazioni||Santa Maria della Vittoria, Selva del Montello, Venegazzù|
|• Mayor||Roberto Toffoletto|
|• Total||44.7 km2 (17.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||91 m (299 ft)|
(31 October 2021)
|• Density||220/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The fall of the Republic of Venice was followed by an upheaval of the rural, political and religious systems replaced by the municipalities. Volpago then passed with the whole of the Veneto to the Lombard-Veneto Kingdom to then be united to the Kingdom of Italy.
In 1870, the town was one of the first to be industrialized, thanks to the activity of the Gobbato family. A spinning mill and a bacological plant were annexed to the villas of this family, which employed hundreds of people also from neighboring villages. However, this did not help curb widespread poverty, which resulted in massive emigration abroad, especially to South America.
Near the front of the Piave, Volpago found himself in the front line during the Great War, which raged especially along the northern slope of Montello.
During the second conflict, Volpago saw many of its citizens fall in war, and many were also the tragic Nazi-fascist roundups.
The socio-economic development of the Volpago area was strongly characterized until the sixties of XX century by large migratory waves that gave the possibility, for those who remained, to receive remittances from fellow citizens abroad, essential for investing in businesses and contributing to the economic miracle that overwhelmed Italy after the war. The first emigrations to central Europe and North America were soon replaced by numerous private small business initiatives that took the country out of the rural reality. The number of family-run workshops that produced widespread well-being was impressive in the 60-80s of XX century. The processing of the related industries of large textile industries, sports shoes and canning activities constituted a very general source of employment and income. The socio-economic crisis of the early 1990s has reduced this organization which is no longer consistent with the different structures of the new economy. Currently, apart from some entrepreneurial initiatives, the population has found other sources of income that allow a fairly good standard of living. If Volpago in fact, years ago, could have been known for its industrial settlements, its attractions are currently quite different.
Volpago del Montello is twinned with:
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- "Storia del Comune" (in Italian). Retrieved 7 April 2022.
- "Storia del Comune". comune.volpago-del-montello.tv.it (in Italian). Retrieved 6 October 2021..
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