The history of Zero Branco seems to have very ancient roots: an ancient settlement for the Paleovenete people (Ancient Venetians), it was conquered by the Roman military in the 2nd century BC. The territory was once covered entirely by forests until the Roman Empire greatly altered the landscape in its efforts to establish settlements all through the surrounding lands. Tracts of the ancient Roman construction and buildings stillremain the same today in Zero Branco.
The town was previously Zero derives from the name of a person, possibly the recipient of the land through colonial distribution or the owner of a property within the territory. Branco meanwhile was added to the name much later, from the name one of a famous ancestor.
Source: Municipality of Zero Branco www.comunezerobranco.it