In this chapter we talk about the cities and characteristic places of the lower Padova area, a territory rich in stories and legends.
The Lower Padova is one of the most fascinating areas of the Veneto region, enhanced by grandiose fortified cities, rich in history and mysteries, and this particular charm owes it precisely to the perfect conservation of their walls, which almost seem to represent a sort of enchanted fortress.
The San Zeno in Montagnana Castle, which was probably founded by Ezzelino III by Romano in the thirteenth century, who after setting the city on fire, tried to rebuild it.
The fortification has a rectangular shape and consists of the imposing keep, almost 40 meters high called Ezzelino Tower and the courtyard protected by lookout towers.
The Abbey Cathedral of Santa Tecla in Este, built starting from 1690 on the remains of an ancient church destroyed by a ruinous earthquake, is located in the square of the same name and preserves inside the altar, the altarpiece by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and, in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament to the right of the presbytery, the "Triumph of the Eucharist, a Baroque masterpiece by Antonio Corradini.
The mighty wall, erected by the Carraresi, strengthened the already existing fortification of 1360-1362, characterized... ⇒ Continue
A summary of its history can be found inside the castle walls, consisting of the thirteenth-century Ezzelino Palace and the... ⇒ Continue
◊ THE PADOVA PROVINCE ◊
Is the most populated in the Veneto region, has always been a territory rich in resources, top-quality food and wine products and a destination for great artists and free thinkers. It is a predominantly flat area, crossed by numerous waterways and characterized by remarkable agricultural landscapes. Picturesque villages, abbeys and historic villas enrich this enchanted territory, while the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills will offer unforgettable moments to travelers. Do not miss the chance to spend a few days here! Plan your holidays in this wonderful province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you take the right path.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.
In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.