MEZZOCORNA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE
Mezzocorona, until 1902 Mezzotedesco is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about north of the city of Trento. Mezzocorona borders the following municipalities: Mezzolombardo, Ton, Roverè della Luna, San Michele all'Adige and Nave San Rocco. The name was derived from mezzo (means middle or in between) and corona (means crown, related to nearby castle), Mezzolombardo (mezzo-lombardo) was part of the area but split into two in 1194. Another explanation was mezzo came from local dialect, which mez means wet. In the old name Mezzotedesco, tedesco means German, while lombardo refer to Lombardy; in German Deutschmetz means German metz while Mezzolombardo's German name Welschmetz means Romance-speaking metz.