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Rivoli Veronese

Rivoli Veronese
Comune
Comune di Rivoli Veronese
Coat of arms of Rivoli Veronese
Coat of arms
Rivoli Veronese is located in Italy
Rivoli Veronese
Rivoli Veronese
Location of Rivoli Veronese in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Verona (VR)
Frazioni Canale, Gaium
Government
 • Mayor Mirco Campagnari
Area
 • Total 18.45 km2 (7.12 sq mi)
Elevation 191 m (627 ft)
Population (1 November 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,129
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Rivolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37010
Dialing code 045
Patron saint St. Isidore
Saint day 11 July
Website Official website

Rivoli Veronese is a comune in Veneto, Italy, in the Province of Verona, on a hill on the right bank of the Adige, 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Verona.

History

Rivoli Veronese is celebrated as the scene of the Battle of Rivoli in which, on the 15 January 1797, Napoleon inflicted a decisive defeat upon the Austrians commanded by Joseph Alvinczy. A famous street in Paris (Rue de Rivoli) commemorates the victory, and under the empire Marshal André Masséna received the title of duke of Rivoli.

The strong positions around Rivoli, which command the approaches from the County of Tyrol and the upper Adige into the Italian plain, have always been celebrated in military history as a formidable obstacle, and Charles V and Prince Eugene of Savoy preferred to turn them by difficult mountain paths instead of attacking them directly. Minor engagements, such as rearguard actions and holding attacks, have consequently often taken place about them, notably in the campaign of 1796–97.

An engagement of this character was fought here in 1848 between the Austrian and the Piedmontese troops during the First Italian War of Independence.

People

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
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