Este (Veneto)

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Este (Italy)
Country Italy
region Veneto
province Padua  (PD)
Local name Estonian
Coordinates 45 ° 14 ′  N , 11 ° 40 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 14 ′ 0 ″  N , 11 ° 40 ′ 0 ″  E
surface 32 km²
Residents 16,189 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 506 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 35042
prefix 0429
ISTAT number 028037
Popular name Estensi
Patron saint Santa Tecla
Este, Piazza Maggiore with Palazzo Comunale
Este, Piazza Maggiore with Palazzo Comunale

Este is an Italian city in the province of Padua with 16,189 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019). The noble family Este comes from here .


Este, view of the Castello

Este is eponymous for the Este culture , which flourished in the Veneto region from the 10th century BC to the Roman period. In the Roman Empire , the city was named Ateste, probably from the river Athesis ( Etsch ), which is said to have flowed past here. It was already in the 2nd century BC. A Municipium and received the rank of Colonia in Augustan times .

After it was destroyed during the Migration Period , Alberto Azzo II. D'Este built a castle here in the 11th century, where the Este dynasty resided until 1240 before they moved to Ferrara . In the 13th century Este was conquered twice by Ezzelino da Romano ; In the 14th century it was a bone of contention between the Scaligians , the Carraresi and the Visconti , until in 1405 it voluntarily placed itself under the rule of the Republic of Venice . Este flourished under Venetian rule, which was only interrupted by the plague of 1630. After the fall of the republic and the Napoleonic Wars , the city and the entire Veneto came under Austrian rule until it was annexed by the Kingdom of Italy in the course of the Risorgimento in 1866 .

Town twinning

Sister towns of Este are:

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Este  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. ^ Baron Carl von Czoernig: The ancient peoples of Upper Italy . European History Publishing House, 2012, ISBN 978-3-86382-611-6 , pp. 138 ( limited preview in Google Book Search - reprinted 1885).
  3. Città di Este - città gemellate ( Memento of the original from May 14, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed on May 14, 2018 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /