Castelcaro village was born during 1400s thanks to some fortress built by the Carraresi. The town hosts the noble same-named church which is still used. The little church is open the last Sunday of each month and gives the possibily to take part of the masses.
Priuli Ballan palace is located just outside the centre of Piove di Sacco, on the way to Arzerello. It was first documented in 1518 in a cadastres reporting, in which Alvise Priuli is mentioned as owner of a two-story building (as well as the ground floor). Priuli palace: the building The housing development consists of a main body, two lateral barns, an oratory, a garden and remains of a front exedra. The main building is quadrangular and develops on three floors. The structure is the tipical venetian villas one, composed of an open hall where there are simmetric doors and a monumental staircase which takes to the noble floor. In front of the palace, along the public road there are the remains of the exedra that used to be part of the building, but now is just a niche with a statue of Ercole. Now this piece isn’t as decorated as it used to be and seems detached from the garden behind the villa which whatever still has six statues on original stands. These statues, coupled by twos, represented the access to the three avenues that drove to the italian garden. The two lateral barns seem two wings indipendent from […]
Casone Rosso is located in Corte, one of the hamlet of Piove di Sacco, in via Fiumicello. It was built in 1800s and a family lived there until the beginning of 1990s. Since 1993,after a careful renovation, it has been opened only for tours, because of a fire that took place in the same year. This rebuilding was made very carefully considering the original characteristic of the structure, observing the peculiar features of the original style and of the materials used. The moderately sized residence owns the tipical thatched roof and the outdoor plaster made with red clay after the last renovation in 1998, even tought the original one was pink, for this reason it is now called Casone Rosso (“Red Casone”). The original spaces of the casone, before the renovation, were just four: the kitchen, the storage room and two bedrooms, as it used to be at that time. In 1975 they decided to expand the casone adding new rooms. To keep the spaces warm during the winter and cool in the summer, the windows were quite small. The casone is surrounded by a particular garden, in which they placed some benches and other tipical rural and country life […]
According to a document dated 1188, in Pontelongo on the right bank of the Bacchiglione, there was an Ecclesia that the anti-pope Clement III used to “donate” to the Cluniac monastery in Candiana. Anyway for several centuries it remained “chapel” of the S. Agostino parish church in Bovolenta. Just at the end of 1500s the parish of S. Andrea heritage joined the Candiana’s convent. At that time the parishioners were almost 1400 (without counting those “on the other side of the bridge”). After the plagues that took place in the following century, the population decreased by 30%, reaching slightly more than 1000 people. In late 1700s around 13 people were involved in spiritual duties in the three churces (S. Andrea, S. Giovanni, St. Maria Maddalena, in Ronchi di Ca’ Trevisan) and in the two oratories. According to the pastoral visitation in 1823, the church was widened more than a third. The territory was strongly marked in 1882 by a flood (also the church of Ronchi was pulled down). In early 1900s they decided to build a new church which was blessed in 1911 together with the bell tower and the rectory. This new churc was built perpendicular to the Bacchiglione, […]
Bosco di via Breo is located South of Piove di Sacco’s city centre, a few hundred meters from Strada Statale n. 516 “Piovese”. Bosco di via Breo is a set of willow trees (Salicetum albae) which occupies most of the area. Nowadays the wood is a shelter for the fauna because even though it is located in an urban area, it has access to a spacious agricultural land, which protects it against large crowd.
In Celeseo thanks to Cartari family, was built in the 17th century an oratory devoted to Saint Marco and to Our Lady of Health. Since 1934 a priest has lived there. In 1942 starded the construction of the current church in Romanic style and with a single aisle, opened in 1947. The church is devoted to Our Lady of Health and Celeseo became parish in 1950.
The reclamation of the venetian inland has always been quite difficult. The dewatering pump of Santa Margherita in Codevigo, known as pumping station of santa Margherita was built at the end of the 19th century and today still works. It is an example of an engineering work able to influence on the planning of the land. The pump was first equipped with a blow steam-driven wheel. The dewatering pump was boosted in early 900s: first with two centrifugal pumps with gas engine, then with two more pumps with diesel engine. Currently the pump is able to lift 13.500 liters per second. In the rooms of the ancient kilns, where they used to put the fuel to power the engine, there is now a documentation centre with a documentary archive and photo library with several historical films about the reclamation. The museum hosts also a scale model of the blow wheel and represents a starting point to discover the territory, on the way to natural and recreation areas such as Ca’ di Mezzo and Millecampi valley. Events in pumping station of Santa Margherita The dewatering pump hosts historically “Chronicae” and “Scene di Paglia” festival. Pumping station of Santa Margherita, see also: […]
Villa Soranzo – Crotta – Bragato is located after the bridge from San Nicolò on the way to Corte. This is one of the best owner’s residence in Piove di Sacco: Villa Bragato, surrounded by the boundary wall. The structure is cubic, simple and emphasised by the recent renovation. It was built according to venetian construction: over the years the open hall was probably renovated and a scale of entrance with a lodge joined the building, changing the original guidance and adding an access on the right side, where there used to be the garden. The facade is decorated with a double row of mullioned windows. Those on the noble floor were part of the original plan while the windows upstairs were probably added later, during the construction of the moulded tympanum decorated with an oculus and a written star. The basement, which was one of the most original part of the building, wasn’t occupied by cellars, but by a boatyard that leads to a little canal directly linked to the villa. Inside the Villa The indoor has a tripartite layout and several chimneys – one really big is outside – and some rooms are carefully decorated. In the open […]
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VisitSaccisica in English! Saccisica’s places for the world
It is with great pleasure that we announce the English version of VisitSaccisica: the first and only private web platform for the promotion of the Saccisica area, points of interest and places to visit of the Saccisica and Saccisica events Today Tourists are looking for unusual and original experiences, so they seek (and fortunately, find) more and more places like ours: the great Saccisica between Padua, the Euganean Hills, Venice and Chioggia. The English version of VisitSaccisica is therefore focused on the needs of the foreign public and therefore deals with mapping purely tourist points of interest and not yet companies, parking lots and institutions. Are you a tourist coming in Saccisica? Thanks to the English version of VisitSaccisica you can get an interactive guide, optimized for mobile, accessible from smartphones and tablets to visit the whole Saccisica territory and all the places that are part of it. You will find the “magic” button #planmyroute in every point of interest’s page. Click it and you will easily build an itinerary to visit all the points of interest of Saccisica’s area. Your will NOT be forced to install additional applications on your smartphone or tablet because the website is 100% responsive. […]
Saccisica and its Casoni @ Fuorisalone 2019 in Milan!
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Saccisica and its Casoni are present in one of the events of the Fuorisalone 2019 in Milan. The event, organized by the Terra Migaki Design team, is held in Milan at the Francesco Messina Studio Museum between 8 and 14 April 2019; among the partners there are the Municipality of Milan and the Polytechnic of Milan. Materials and information on the houses were provided by Territori Online to the TMD team. We are proud of this contribution that we have succeeded in giving to the visibility of the territory of Saccisica in a more international context than ever. Terra Migaki Design, TMD19 Terra Migaki Design (TMD) is an international team of professionals united by the desire for growth and international exchange on green building issues and in particular on the development of raw earth design. The annual Milanese appointment dedicated to design represents an opportunity for the team to relaunch the themes of sustainability and in particular the use of raw earth as an in-depth study, absolutely unique of its kind, on green design. The international vocation of the competition in recent years has activated collaborations with international bodies and subjects […]