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  • Soave, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto
  • Soave, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto
  • Soave, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto
  • Soave, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto
  • Soave, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto
  • Soave, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto
  • Soave, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto
  • Soave
  • Soave, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto

Historical Highlights

Located at the foot of the Mountains Lessinian, Soave is a pleasant medieval town, dominated by the Castle and surrounded by crenellated walls the whole Ghibelline, distributed among 24 broken, lapped by the river Tramigna. The village was founded in 500 by a tribe of Swabians, from which the name Soave. The Castle dates from the tenth century; typical strong military Medieval, place on Mount Curtain dominating the valley, Sambonifaccio belonged to the Counts of Verona and Greppi. With the Scaligers (from 1270) Soave grew in importance and its walls were restored and reinforced several times. After various hegemonies, including the Visconti of Milan and Carrara of Padua, in 1405 passed to the Republic of Venice, to which he remained faithful. In 1889 the castle was rebuilt and restored.

Monuments

- Medieval Castle of Soave (open every day except Monday - summer time 9,00 – 12,00 and 15,00 – 18,30 - Winter 9,00 – 12,00 and 14,00 – 16,00 – The castle is private property).
- Cinta Muraria (visited externally and internally in part – walkway to now not feasible).
- Palace of the Counts San Bonifacio (within the winery and a private residence visited only by appointment with wine tasting from Monday to Friday 9,00 – 12,00 and 15,00 – 19,00 – Saturday 9,00 – 12,00).
- Palace of the Counts Horses (visited only externally).
- Palace of Justice (visited only externally).
- Scaliger Palace of the Captain or (open courtyard and portico).
- Palace Pullici (home to farm and a private residence visited only by appointment with wine tasting or visited only externally).
- Palace of the Counts Moscardo (visited only externally).
- Cathedral of San Lorenzo (everyday 8,00 – 12,00 and 15,00 – 18,00).
- Church of St. George (everyday 9,00 – 17,00).
- Church of Santa Maria di Monte Santo of the Dominican Fathers (visits by appointment – IAT east of Verona).
- Church of San Rocco (in restauro).
- Church of St. Anthony (private property).
- Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Bassanella (everyday 8,00 – 12,00 and 15,00 – 18,00).

Events

- Antiques Market – each 3 Sunday of each month.
- Patronal Feast of St. Anthony (called "the rufioi") – third Sunday of January.
- “Camera Soave” – International Exhibition of Photographic Culture – 2Second Sunday in March.
- Review of electric and acoustic guitar – fine aprile – early May.
- Medieval Feast Soave white wine – 3First Sunday of May.
- Review of Singing - last Saturday in June.
- “Musica a Palazzo” – in July.
- Soave Festival - late August.
- Party dell'Uva – third Sunday of September.
- Chocolando - 2nd weekend in October.
- Soave Christmas - from mid-December to mid-January.
- Other events at the site of the Municipality.

Inner-city

Leave the car behind the walls, from the outside you can see the city walls quadrilateral that covers the slope of Mount Curtain, on top of which stands the castle. Follow the turreted walls, originally surrounded by a moat, now buried. The south and west sides were defended by the river Tramigna, still visible. It enters the city from Porta Verona, open at the base of a tower and protected by a rivellino to room (even with the slots to the drawbridges preserved). Following the central Via Roma, we note the Parish Church of S. Lorenzo on the left, before emerging into the square Antenna, which is overlooked by the fifteenth-century Palazzo Cavalli and the Palace of the District Court, built in 1375. Then turn right onto the steep road that leads to the Castle, meeting immediately fifteenth-century Church of S. Mary Montesanto, with fifteenth-century frescoes inside. The wall and the gateway to the Castle, that occur after the climb, were added in the 1413. The complex consists of three courtyards on different levels. At the highest point stands the keep, overlooking the village and the surrounding landscape. In the same court found the housings. The castle, become the property of the Senator Giulio Camuzzoni, was restored in the years 1889-1897. We recommend that you then, from north to admire the outside of the complex, get out of the court of arms of the castle, through Porta San Giorgio
(still a drawbridge and battlements battiponte), and continue to the right, along the east side of the hill of the Castle, which stands out from the embattled bastion, added during the Venetian era. Going back down to the streets Antenna, turn right onto Via Camuzzoni, Porta Bassano completion of the Aquila. At the end of the street on the right overlooking the Palace Scaliger (or Captain) current town hall, erected by Cansignorio in 1375 as the residence of Governors, then transformed into the seat of the magistrates and of the captains of the Venetian Republic. You can then go back down the same road, end in your Roman, where you turn left on Via Mattielli. It exits from the walled center through Porta Vicenza, open on the eastern front during the Venetian era, to give access to people from outside the village Covergnino. He then turns to the right, for a short distance along the walls. The chi, taking off S. George, you can visit the small church of S. George, built by the Franciscans in the tenth century to the first foot of the hill, now covered with vines.

Useful links

www.comunesoave.it

https://www.guidatour.it/audioguide-di-soave-verona/