More information is available on Longare's official website at: http://www.comune.longare.vi.it

via Marconi, 26
36023 Longare (VI)

Districts: Costozza, Lumignano, Secula.
Population: 5352
AMSL height: 29 m.
Area: 22 Kmq.

Name's origin: Longare: from Longarì, a town outstretched along a river, or from Longari, the Hungarians that during the Middle Ages often raided this land; Costozza: from Custodia, a fortress, or because once prisoners were kept in custody in Costozza caves. Lumignano: from Lumen Iani, place where a temple of Ianus used to be, or from the torches that were used to shed light inside the caves.

History: the earliest inhabitants of Longare used to dwell in the caves. In time they would start building huts and villages near the watercoures, in sheltered places. During Roman domination Costozza's white stone was much appreciated, and Costozza became a busy trading centre, until the Huns' invasion (452) when it all suddenly came to an end. Costozza did ayway survive during the Longobards' rule: ifrom a 753 document we know that some Anselmo sold Costozza to the Benedektine monastery Nonantola, near Modena. Thus we know exactly when the monks arrived to Costozza and started their work of ammelioration of local agricultural and economical conditions. S.Mauro's Church soon became the mother-church of many more local churches, and, as Costozza belonged to his personal posessions, Vicenza's Bishop had a large castle built there. On the 13th of June 1292 Costozza approved its first Comune Constitution. During the following century, the continuous wars between Padua and Verona, that Vicenza was not able to fight off, left the population impoverished and forlorn. From 1404 on Longare belonged to the Republic of Venice: during this relatively peaceful age Costozza stona became popular again, as it a main feature in the building of villas and palazzi. After the fall of the Rupublic, Costozza and Lumignano slowly began to decline as administrative centre, to the advantage of Longare. In 1866, when Veneto was united to the Kingdom of Italy, Longare's preheminence over the neighbouring towns was officially ratified by the status of comune.

Pro Loco Longare
Gruppo Volontari Colli Berici Protezione Civile
Ass. Micologica Bresadola (Via Municipio)
Ass. Ambientalista di Longare (Via Ronchi 43)
Ass. Alpini Longare
Ass. Alpini Lumignano Via Campanonta)
Ass. Alpini Costozza (Via delle Grotte)
Coro Polifonico della Pieve di S. Mauro Abate
Coro Alpino Lumignano
Ass. di Volontariato Età Libera (Via Crosara)
Ass. Donatori di Sangue di Lumignano (Piazza Mazzaretto)
Alcolisti Anonimi Gruppo Riviera Berica
Comitato Genitori Scuola Media B. Bizio
Ass. Combattenti Reduci e Simpatizzanti (via Marconi 22)
Ass. Fanti Longare (Via Marconi 41)
Circolo Filatelico Longare (Via Municipio)
Ass. Nazionale Carabinieri sez. Longare (Via Settimo 70)
Circolo ANSPI S. Maria Maddalena (c/o parrocchia di Longare)
Gruppo Podisti Longare
U. S. Calcio Debba (Via E. De Nicola)
Gruppo Ginnastica e Giochi (Via Fiume 9)
A.C. Salin Longare Costozza (c/o stadio comunale via dei Martinelli)
U. S. Pallavolo Longare (Via Roma 176)
C.S.I. Lumignano (via Borgo 32).
Tel. 0444.555012
Fax 0444.953441
Registry office
Tel. 0444.953137
Fax: 0444.953441
E-mail: anagrafe@comune.longare.vi.it
Buisness - Secretary - protocol
Tel. 0444.555012
Fax: 0444/953441
E-mail: segreteria@comune.longare.vi.it
Technical office Tel. 0444.555444
Fax: 0444.953441
E-mail: tecnico@comune.longare.vi.it
Taxes and accounting
Tel. 0444.555012
Fax: 0444.953441
E-mail: tributi@comune.longare.vi.it
E-mail: ragioneria@comune.longare.vi.it
Social services
Tel. 0444.555290
Fax: 0444.953441
E-mail: sociale@comune.longare.vi.it
Municipal Police:
Tel. 0444.555027
Comunal Library:
Via Marconi, 30
Tel. 0444.953262
Fax 0444.956322
E-mail: biblioteca.longare@goldnet.it
ULSS n. 6:
Via Marconi, 24
Tel. 0444.555596 / 555863
E-mail: distretto.sudest@libero.it

Longare's coat-of-arms