Legnago is a town and 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:...

in the Province of Verona
Province of Verona
The Province of Verona is a province in the Veneto region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Verona.-Overview:The province has an area of 3,109 km², and a total population of 912,981...

, Veneto
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, northern Italy
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. It is located on the Adige
The Adige is a river with its source in the Alpine province of South Tyrol near the Italian border with Austria and Switzerland. At in length, it is the second longest river in Italy, after the River Po with ....

 river, c. 43 km from 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...


Its fertile land produces crops of rice, other cereals, sugar, and tobacco.


Traces of human presence in the area date back to the Bronze Age
Bronze Age
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Legnago had an important military role since the early Middle Ages. In the 19th century it was one of the Quadrilatero
The Quadrilatero is the traditional name of a defensive system of the Austrian Empire in the Lombardy-Venetia, which connected the fortresses of Peschiera, Mantua, Legnago and Verona between the Mincio, the Po and Adige Rivers...

 fortresses, the main strongpoint of the Austrian Lombardy-Venetia puppet state during the Italian Wars of Independence. The present fortifications were planned and made in 1815, the older defences having been destroyed by Napoleon I
Napoleon I
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 in 1801.

Main sights

  • Church of San Salvaro (12th century).
  • Cathedral (Duomo), from the 18th century.
  • The Torrione ("Grand Tower"), dating from the 14th century, the only surviving tower from the old medieval walls.


  • Legnago is the birthplace of the composer Antonio Salieri
    Antonio Salieri
    Antonio Salieri was a Venetian classical composer, conductor and teacher born in Legnago, south of Verona, in the Republic of Venice, but who spent his adult life and career as a faithful subject of the Habsburg monarchy....

     (1750-1825) and of art historian Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle
    Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle
    Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle was an Italian writer and art critic.-Biography:Cavalcaselle was born in Legnago, Veneto. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Cavalcaselle participated in the Revolution of 1848 and in the Roman Republic.After the latter's fall, he lived in England for...

  • It has a football club, A.C. Legnago Salus
    A.C. Legnago Salus
    Football Club Legnago Salus Società Sportiva Dilettantistica is an Italian football club located in Legnago, Veneto.It currently plays in Serie D.-History:...

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