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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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Verona stands on the banks of the Adige River, whose oldest bridge (the Ponte Pietra) supposedly dates back to the first century AD).
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.