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Adige

(ä`dējā), second longest river of Italy, c.225 mi (360 km) long, rising in the Tyrolean Alps, N Italy. It flows generally south, past Bolzano, Trent, and Verona, to the Po valley where it turns east to empty into the Adriatic Sea. The Adige is used for irrigation and hydroelectric-power production. Flood-control works protect the valley from sudden floods.
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For sheer romance, Chievo's rise from a boggy tract beside the Adige river to the top of Serie A in 15 years is almost as enthralling as Romeo's entreaties from beneath the balconies of Verona.
In the meantime, Venetian soldiers, under Gritti's supervision, learned the value of strategic obstacles as they created defensive outposts some fifty kilometers to the west of Padua, on a line running south from Vicenza to Legnago on the Adige river. [53]
Principal battles: Warburg (1760); Loano I (1795); Ceva, Mondovi, Borghetto, siege of Mantua (Mantova) (1796); the Piave, Tagliamento (1797); Verderio (on the Adige River) (1799).
One of Italy''s most beautiful Renaissance gardens, it''s a great starting point for a gentle saunter along the embankment of the Adige river., No holiday is complete without stuffing yourself silly, and we managed this in abundance at the various cafes and in the massive Piazza Bra - the ideal place to sip the local Amarone wine and marvel at the vast 2,000-year-old Roman Arena.