: 40.68 km²
: Salami with cream and stewed radicchio
: Sexto Vintage
: Abbey Complex
About Sesto al Reghena
On the map it says “Sesto al Reghena”, but for the locals it is simply “Siest”. The history of the area stretches back thousands of years, as shown by a number of pre-Roman archaeological finds. However, the origins of its name lie in the Roman era: “Sesto” means “Sixth” and it is a reference to the fact that it was near the sixth milestone on the road from Concordia (Sagittaria) to Noricum, a province of the Roman Empire located roughly between modern-day Austria, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia. There was a military post on this very site. Today, Sesto al Reghena is renowned for its dedication to social issues and cultural initiatives. In addition, it is an important economic centre and is home to companies from numerous fields. Tourism also plays a significant role in the town and there are many places to visit in the local area. In Sesto al Reghena itself, there is the Abbey of Santa Maria and the associated complex that dates back hundreds of years. One of the seven original entrance towers is still standing, along with the huge bell tower, the Chancery and the living quarters, which now serve as the Town Hall. Other sites of interest include the Burovich meadows with their rich, varied plant life on the left bank of the Reghena, the neighbouring Italian gardens and the nearby Lake Premarine, which is surrounded by greenery.