Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella in the Veneto region

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Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella (Venetian: Sant’Anbroxio) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) west of Venice and about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Verona. Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella borders the following municipalities: Cavaion Veronese, Dolcè, Fumane, Pastrengo, Pescantina, Rivoli Veronese, and San Pietro in Cariano.

Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella is located in an important wine-growing region where the Valpolicella of the same name is produced. The Recioto della Valpolicella is also made here. The Strada Statale 12 dell’Abetone e del Brennero runs through the municipality from Verona to Trento. The nearest train station is in the district of Domegliara on the Brenner Railway from Verona to Innsbruck.

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Sights include the Romanesque pieve of San Giorgio, built in the 12th century over a Lombard (and perhaps pre-Roman) religious place. The interior has a nave and two aisles, of the same height, divided by piers. Some of the latter are decorated by 14th-century paintings. The basements of the columns are re-used Roman altars. The church houses also 11th-century frescoes, including a Last Supper; also notable is the ciborium, built during the reign of the Lombard king Liutprand (711-744). The bell tower and the cloister are also from the 12th century.

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