In this chapter we discuss one of the most fascinating, elegant and characteristic cities of the province of Venezia, Noale.
Noale is a quiet town in the Venetian hinterland with numerous artistic beauties and strong traditions. The palaces and churches of the historic center testify to an important past, closely linked to the stories of Treviso and Venezia. Noale preserves a typical urban design of the fortified city, thanks to its defense system based on the use of water. A perfect place to stay for a few days and discover the environment that surrounds it, from its typical food and wine products to the numerous works of art hidden throughout the Venetian territory.
The first traces found on these lands date back to pre-Roman and Roman times, present in the arrangement of roads and ditches, which recall the system with which the Romans organized the agricultural territory. Over the centuries the inhabited center developed, and around the year 1000 it was fortified and transformed into a military outpost of Treviso. In the XII century the Castle of Noale became the residence of the Tempesta lords, a noble family that marked the course of the Middle Ages on the Marca Trevigiana, appointed as administrators of the temporal goods of the bishops of Treviso. This powerful family was required to collect farm rents and taxes, they had to defend the territory and preserve the assets of the episcopal curia.
On the right bank of the Marzenego river, the Tempestas built a mighty fortress which, together with the castle, represented an effective defense bulwark against the Padova raids. Some documents from the 1500s report how this incredible structure shone, positioned on an island, unique in its kind, with deep moats and a high wall that surrounded the entire complex.
Inside there was the Tempesta's noble residence and the keep, accommodation for soldiers, flanked by prisons, the armory, warehouses and stables. Today the two towers remain of that majestic structure, which correspond to the access gates, once equipped with a drawbridge and decorated with Ghibelline dovetail battlements.
The first is the Clock Tower also called Trevisana, it is 32 meters high and dates back to the 12th century. The nearby tower, called Grande Tower, represented the main east entrance of the ancient medieval village. Characteristic are the two circular clocks with celestial dials, in which we find the one overlooking Castello Square with the Arabic numerals, instead the one overlooking the intersection of the four streets with the Roman numerals. The second much higher is the Bell Tower, which represented the west entrance of the city and which is now used for the preparation of exhibitions.
To visit, we also find the Archpriestal Church of Saints Felice and Fortunato, which preserves works such as the altarpiece of the Ascension of Mary, a masterpiece by Palma il Giovane from 1610, on the walls of the presbytery there are some paintings from the Venetian school such as the Assunta and the Apostles, by Alvise Vivarini from 1500, the painting Giovanni Battista between the Apostles Pietro and Paolo by Vittore Carpaccio, with the background that recalls the Medieval Noale.
Do not miss the three days of celebration set up for Pentecost, in memory of the Treviso domination. The traditional event is divided into, the procession of costumed figures, the Palio race, in which the seven districts participate, the ceremony of the Bala d'Oro, reserved for young people of eighteen and the spectacular fire of the Tower.
◊ THE VENEZIA PROVINCE ◊
Holds an artistic and cultural heritage like few other areas in the world, its lagoon has been the cradle of local civilization and its coastline offers renowned seaside resorts. This province, rich in resources, hides elegant villas and pretty villages, even if the most precious and brilliant stone is represented by the island of Venice, an island which has a beautiful fish shape which protect the most beautiful, romantic and mysterious city in the world. It’s built on a series of marshy islets. Unfortunately it is subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea and frequent floods but continues to survive in spite of all the predictions. Plan your holidays in the Venezia province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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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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