Legnago


This area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and was the site of Bronze and iron Age settlements even before the arrival of the Romans.

 

Legnago's growth is linked to the trade routes along the river Adige and it became a fortified town during the reign of the Bishops in the tenth century. Once  Venetian domination had ended, the central Veronese - Legnago - Colognese government was founded in 1797, before the city came under the rule of the Hapsburgs in October of the same year. The town came once again under Austrian rule when Napoleon lost his Empire and became, along with Verona, Peschiera and Mantova, part of the famous "Quadrilateral". During the Second World war, many fine histirical edifices were razed to the ground, and thus a whole era disappeared along with them. Legnago is the birth-place of the famous composer Antonio Salieri.

 

Must-see in Legnago

  • Antonio Salieri's house
  • the theatre dedicated to him
  • the Austrian fortifications
  • the Romanesque church of St. Salvaro (12th century)
  • the Fioroni Museum, with its precious collection of artifacts from various civilisation.
  • Archaeological Museum of Legnago.
Our land

Wine, food & dreams

Winecellar Giovanni Ederle

Earth and water mixed.

The history...along the Adige.

Hidden richness.