Cavaso del Tomba

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Cavaso del Tomba
Comune
Comune di Cavaso del Tomba
Cavaso del Tomba is located in Italy
Cavaso del Tomba
Cavaso del Tomba
Location of Cavaso del Tomba in Italy
Coordinates: 45°52′N 11°54′E / 45.867°N 11.900°E / 45.867; 11.900Coordinates: 45°52′N 11°54′E / 45.867°N 11.900°E / 45.867; 11.900
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Treviso (TV)
Frazioni Colmelli: Caniezza (sede comunale), Castelcies, Virago, Costalunga, Granigo, Obledo, Vettorazzi, Capovilla e Pieve
Area
 • Total 18.96 km2 (7.32 sq mi)
Elevation 248 m (814 ft)
Population (31 December 2008)1
 • Total 2,965
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym Cavasotti or Cavasiensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 31034
Dialing code 0423
Patron saint Madonna della Salute
Saint day 21 November
Website Official website

Cavaso del Tomba is a comune with about 3000 inhabitants in the province of Treviso, in Italy. The municipality of Cavaso is spread over the southern flank of the buttress that extends from Mount Grappa towards the Piave. It includes various villages, along its main road: Obledo, Caniezza, Paveion, Pieve, Vettorazzi, Granigo and Virago.

Cavaso has been occupied for over 10,000 years.2 It now holds one of the oldest documents in Treviso, an engraved in stone that dates back to the 2nd century BC, in the church of S. Martino in Castelcies. The rock has a Latin inscription. During the Middle Ages Cavaso was occupied by various counts, and a number of castles in the area were built. Walperto I is one of the best known of the counts of Cavaso. The Da Romano family became extremely powerful in the AD 15th century, with the brothers Alberico and Ezzelino IV the Tyrant being from that family. Cavaso was a center of trade of many years, and its central market is still listed as a traditional market place. It was, and is well known for its handicrafts. The 1695 earthquake caused a lot of damage, destroying the market place. During World War I a large battle was fought at Mount Tomba. A church commemorates the soldiers who died during that war. Cavaso remains a tourist destination, best known for its beautiful environment and numerous churches.

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ http://www.areagroupeditore.it/english/localita.php?idloc=398

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