The wine and the marble are the two constants that characterize San Giorgio di Valpolicella.
 
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San Giorgio di Valpolicella

The village of wine and marble
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Village of San Giorgio di Valpolicella
Municipality of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Province of Verona
Veneto region

Population: 11,737 (356 in the Village)
Surface area: 23.50 sq. Km
Altitude Center: 174 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part off:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Strada del Vino Valpolicella

Municipality of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella
Via Sengio 1 - Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella (VR)
phone +39 045-6832611

Patronal feast
Sant'Ambrogio - 7 December

Some archaeological excavations have brought to light findings that attest to the presence of human settlements, on the hill of San Giorgio, since ancient times. In particular were found, in addition to a rectangular hut belonging to the bronze age, other successive structures dating back to the IV century B.C.; all these buildings are in the shape of a "Rhaetian House", typical of the territories of alpine and subalpine. The inhabitants of this village practiced mainly on agriculture and breeding and are considered the ancestors of Arusnati, population which would be seated in Valpolicella during the Roman period. It may seem easy to reach San Giorgio di Valpolicella by taking the road that crosses the vineyards, but it's not. Indeed, going up to the hamlet, running like the wind, it's not a thing for the lazy ones. In San Giorgio you can find the characteristic stone, the marble, and the typical wine which have always been there. Here we are in the Valpolicella area, well-known for its Amarone wine, less than 15 km away from the Veronese bank of Lake Garda. Even though Lazise and Bardolino are the jewels of this lake, what really draws the attention of the visitor is the smell of wine barrels, leading him towards the sunny hills situated in the south Monti Lessini area where, during the grape harvest, a light mist tempers the outlines of the countryside. In this village they keep everything, starting from the other name with which it's known: "Ingannapoltron". This term means deceiving the lazy ones (poltroni), which have to reach this place after a very long walk - or so it seems. Actually the term "poltron" was added as a joke to the name of San Giorgio in Ganna, where "ganne" is a Pre-Roman word meaning heaps of stones, symbolizing the ancient method of carving the stone. To this day, around the hamlet, there are different quarries that are still working, from which the famous red Verona marble is produced. This type of marble is also known as Sant'Ambrogio marble, name of the province capital; it is the same marble that was used to create the lions of 

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Lazise
Lazise
The village of Lazise is located in Veneto on the eastern shore of Lake Garda.
Verona - 9.76 KM from San Giorgio di Valpolicella
Gargnano
Gargnano
The village of Gargnano is located in Lombardy, on the Brescia shores of Lake of Garda.
Brescia - 22.35 KM from San Giorgio di Valpolicella
Borghetto sul Mincio
Borghetto sul Mincio
Borghetto rises in the valley of the river Mincio, in Veneto.
Verona - 22.46 KM from San Giorgio di Valpolicella
Gardone Riviera
Gardone Riviera
Gardone Riviera, located on Lake Garda, is known for the Vittoriale degli Italiani, the monumental citadel home of the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio
Brescia - 24.06 KM from San Giorgio di Valpolicella
Castellaro Lagusello
Castellaro Lagusello
Castlàr (in dialect mantovano) stands on a small hill that overlooks a small heart-shaped lake. Almost a fairy tale...
Mantova - 24.4 KM from San Giorgio di Valpolicella
Ala
Ala
The village of Ala is located in Vallagarina and is famous for the production of silk velvets.
Trento - 27.43 KM from San Giorgio di Valpolicella

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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