Subzone

Bardolino Sommacampagna:
 in the hills of Bussolengo, Pastrengo,
 Sommacampagna, Sona and Valeggio.

Sommacampagna

Bardolino Sommacampagna

The Sommacampagna subzone includes the parts of the municipal territories of Bussolengo, Pastrengo, Sommacampagna, Sona and Valeggio sul Mincio that lie within the Bardolino production zone.

It represents the south-eastern part of the D.O.C area, which substantially corresponds to what Perez described in 1900 as the “southern morainic hills”, which included the towns and villages “touching the high plain”, within the perimeter of the ancient district north of Villafranca.

Bardolino Sommacampagna

This is the subzone characterized by the highest average temperatures and by the most rainfall within the Bardolino area.

It includes the intermediate moraines, which represent the most varied hilly sector in the D.O.C., with their densely alternating hills, little valleys, terraces and basins, as well as the so-called Pastrengo moraines, the most external part of the Bardolino zone, characterized by the close proximity of a large number of ranges of hills and their subsequent erosion and separation into large stretches of land due to the effects of fluvio-glacial flows, which generated relatively wide valleys.

Bardolino Sommacampagna

The territory of the municipality of Sommacampagna represents the geographical centre of the subzone. The place name was referred to in the past as “Summa Campanea” or “Summa Campania”, the “utmost countryside”, or presumably “the highest”.

In the “Notizie storiche delle chiese di Verona” collected together by Giambatista Biancolini in 1749, we find mention of a document of 1155 that already talked about the “plebem Summa Campania”. In “Verona Illustrata” of 1732 Scipione Maffei lists some of the communes in the Province of Verona that have kept the Latin origin of their names, and among them there is “Sommacampagna, [derived] from ‘summa campania’”.

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