This article is about the commune in Northern Italy. For the 18th Century Italian Master luthier, see Domenico Montagnana.
Comune di Montagnana

Coat of arms

Location of Montagnana in Italy

Coordinates: 45°14′00″N 11°27′40″E / 45.23333°N 11.46111°E / 45.23333; 11.46111
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province / Metropolitan city Padua (PD)
Frazioni Borgo San Marco, Borgo San Zeno, Borgo Frassine
  Mayor Loredana Borghesan (Lega Nord)
  Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
  Total 9,454
  Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montagnanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 35044
Dialing code 0429
Website Official website

Montagnana is a town and comune in the province of Padova, in Veneto (northern Italy). Neighbouring communes are Saletto, Megliadino San Fidenzio, Casale di Scodosia, Urbana, Bevilacqua, Pojana Maggiore, Pressana, Minerbe and Roveredo di Guà. As of 2011, the population of Montagnana was 9,454.[1] The town was awarded with the Bandiera Arancione and is part of the I Borghi più belli d'Italia association.

Main sights

Outside the city is the Villa Pisani, one of Andrea Palladio's masterpieces. The nearby town of Cittadella in the same province is also a walled town.


Two of the 20th century's greatest operatic tenors, Giovanni Martinelli and Aureliano Pertile, were both born in the town in 1885.

Food and cuisine

Montagnana is famous for its delicious Prosciutto Veneto PDO, in mid-May the city organizes a festival with conferences and tastings that attracts thousands of visitors.


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