Cerea is a town and comune
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in the province of Verona
Province of Verona
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, Veneto
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, northern Italy
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From 923 AD until 1223 Cerea was a castrum (fortification). On 1223 Cerea it became a "comune
In Italy, the comune is the basic administrative division, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality.-Importance and function:...

" but, a year after, it was plundered because of the war between Mantua
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 and Verona
Verona ; German Bern, Dietrichsbern or Welschbern) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy, with approx. 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of North-Eastern Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona...

. A period of decadence followed, also because of the frequent epidemics. In the 18th century, under the Venetian rule
Republic of Venice
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, Cerea began to grow and the noblemen started building their villas.

Classic furniture in Cerea has a long and rich history. Cerea started manufacturing art furniture during the Twenties in the Asparetto suburb. Here, a "marangon" (artisan), Giuseppe Merlin, was hired by Ing. Bresciani to restore an ancient piece of furniture from the 600 century. He then moved on to reproduce furniture from older ages faithfully. He and other artisans expanded and now Cerea has more than 500 furniture factories, 95% of which are still handcraft shops.

A.S.D. Cerea Calcio 1912

Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Cerea Calcio 1912 or simply Cerea is an Italian association football
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 club, based in the city.

Cerea currently plays in Serie D group D
2011–12 Serie D
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The club was founded in 1912.

In the season 2010-11 from Eccellenza Veneto Group A
Eccellenza Veneto
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 it was ranked 2nd and promoted to Serie D
Serie D
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by repechange.


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