Nanto


More information is available on Nanto's official website at: www.comune.nanto.vi.it

Nanto Town-Hall:
Via Mercato, 43
36024 Nanto (VI)

Districts: Bosco di Nanto, Ponte di Nanto.
Localities;: Monti di Nanto, Brazzolaro.
Area: 14.51 Kmq
AMSL height: da 20m a 420m
Population: 2278 (in 2001)

Name's origin: according to some scholars "Nanto" may derive its name from the Celtic word for stream, watercourse, while others think it comes from the Germanic personal name Nanth, although legends say that the town existed in Roman times, under the name of Nantona.

History: Nanto's territory was inhabited since the most ancient times, as findings in Trane cave prove. Many objects dating back to Roman times have been found in this area, which was famous for its quarries of soft white stone. The first time we find Nanto mentioned in an official source is a 1023 document in which Emperor Conrad II bestowd the town onto the Bishop of Vicenza. A Counts of Nanto family later ruled the town, and built a castle in its domain. The castle was eventually destroyed by condottiere Ezzelino of Romano. Due to its central position, Nanto was to suffer during the wars between Ezzelino and the Paduans, Vicenza and Padua and between the Republic of Venice and the Cambrai League. In 1736 64 French soldiers and their officers stayed in Nanto as they marched south.

Events:
Mostra Vini DOC Colli Berici la seconda domenica di maggio a Ponte di Nanto
NantoPietra a Nanto negli anni dispari, NantoPoesia in luglio
Festa del Tartufo e dell''ulivo dei Colli Berici in luglio.
Associazioni:
Pro Loco Nanto, Ass. Alpini
Club Anziani
Club Alcolisti
Gruppo Auto Aiuto
Gruppo Donatori di Sangue AVIS
Polisportiva Gymnasium
Gruppo Danze "Lady Sissi"
Gruppo Combattenti
Ass. Culturale Don Pietro Alessi
Amici del Cuore
Wondude
Gruppo Solidarietà
Gruppo Sportivo Nanto
Fed. Caccia
Ascom
Ass. Artigiani
Biblioteca Nanto
Gruppo Genitori
A.R.J.I. (Ass. dei Ressortissanti).
Council's PR:
Tel. 0444.699033
Fax: 0444.639065
E-mail: segreteria@comune.nanto.vi.it
nanto.vi@cert.ip-veneto.net
Anagrafe
Tel. 0444.760641
Fax: 0444.639065
E-mail: demografico@comune.nanto.vi.it
Ufficio Ragioneria e Tributi
Tel. 0444.639033
E-mail: ragioneria@comune.nanto.vi.it
Biblioteca Comunale
Piazza del Simposio
Consorzio Pro Loco Colli Berici - Basso Vicentino:
Piazza del Simposio, 3
Tel. 0444.638188
Fax 0444.639403
E-mail: consorzio@colliberici.it
(Apertura: lun. – sab. 08.30-12.30)

Nanto's coat-of-arms