Rovigo, Italy

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Physical Geography: Rovigo stands on the low ground known as Polesine, 80 kilometers (50 mi) by rail southwest of Venice and 40 kilometers (25 mi) south-southwest of Padua, and on the Adigetto Canal. The commune of Rovigo extends between the rivers Adige and Canal Bianco, 40 kilometers (25 mi) west of the Adriatic Sea, except the frazione of Fenil del Turco that extends south of the Canal Bianco.

Job Market: Today the activity rate is about 65% (the lowest in Veneto), the employment rate is about 62% (15-64 year old's), which in particular for men is 75% and for women 50%. However the employment rate is decreasing. The agricultural sector (29%), the commercial sector (19%), the construction one accounts for (14%), the manufacturing one for (11%).

Weather: Rovigo has an average high and low temperature and precipitation.

Food: The province of Rovigo offers an abundant range of traditional products: Bondiola (pork shoulder), Sopressa (matured salami), Schizzoto bread, Chocolate salami, Polesano white garlic D.O.P., grey mullet from Polesine, mussels from Scardovari, Po delta melons, honey from the Po delta, radicchio from Chioggia, rice from the delta, carpet shell clams from Polesine and pumpkins from Melara.

Music: Broad spectrum of opera and instrumental classical music and a body of popular music drawn from both native and imported sources.

Interesting Facts: Rovigo is a mid-size place in the region of Veneto in Italy with a population of approximately 39,347 people and is one of the largest places in Italy. Find all facts and information about Rovigo. Rovigo is located in the region of Veneto. Veneto's capital Venice (Venice) is approximately 59 km / 36 mi away from Rovigo (as the crow flies). The distance from Rovigo to Italy's capital Rome (Rome) is approximately 359 km / 223 mi (as the crow flies). The Province of Rovigo is mostly occupied by the Polesine area, and crossed by two remarkable rivers: the Po and the Adige. Following, the gentle flow of these rivers it is possible to begin a characteristic and unusual trip through woods, old towns and the sound traditions of the local people. It is an exceptional land where a dense network of canals, drainage units, reclaimed lands and geometric plantations coexist with nature. An unreal world, absolute silence is only interrupted by the cry of birds or by the calm noise of the Po; a mysterious landscape, it is difficult to differentiate when the fog closes in. It is a valuable example of how mankind - through effort, sweat and love - can coexist with a difficult land without disturbing its balance.

Sports: Rugby and other practiced sports include football/soccer, swimming, handball, baseball and roller hockey.

History: Rovigo (both Rodigium and Rhodigium in Latin script) appears to be first mentioned in a document from Ravenna dating April 24, 838; the origin of the name is uncertain. In 920 it was selected as his temporary residence by the bishop of Adria, Paolo Cattaneo, after the destruction of his city by the Hungarian ravagers; the fortifications he ordered were already finished in 945. The viscounts of Rovigo built a line of brick walls in the 1130's in the name of the House of Este. The current Torre Donà is a remnant of the castle built some time in between; it is 66 m high and it may have been the highest brick tower at that time if the date of construction is correct.