Tower Carrarese is considered by the inhabitants of Piove di Sacco as a city symbol and currently is the bell tower near the dome. The tower is located in square St. Maria dei penitenti, in front of the same-named church and it’s possible to visit it during the main cultural events and the market of the porches. In these occasions you can rise the top of the bell tower and admire the view of the city centre and the nearby areas. The tower was originally the castle keep and was built by Francesco da Carrara around 1360 together with other three unit (Tower Rossi, Tower Panico and Tower Carrarese). After the destructions in 1800, the latter were destroyed and the name “Carrarese” switched to the old one. Definitely interesting is the clockwork, which resists since 1907, albeit flanked by modern system. Tower Carrarese is very close to the little church (St. Mary of penitents) and so to the new museum “paradiso”.
The village of Castelcaro 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.
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.
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, […]
Contarini Zorzi palace is located in Piove di Sacco, in via Cavour (called “via larga” in the 19th century and earlier “contrà di san Francesco”). The building borders with Contarini – Gallo palace and consists of a main structure facing the road and two outbuildings connected to the main body into an L-shape. Napoleonic land register demonstrate the presence of the noble family Contarini, owner of the main house with garden since 16th century (in 1593 it was called “casa da hortolan”), but probably it was built earlier. According to some documents the building was also country house of venetian doges. Contarini Zorzi palace: the architecture In the two-story building, dated maybe 18th century, there is a mezzanine above street level by a plinth, the main entrance reached by climbing 5 wide stone steps. The most interesting part is definitely the ground floor, in which are situated four wide portals crowned by ashlar. Since it’s located in Piove di Sacco’s city centre, the palace is the ideal place for unforgettable receptions, thanks to the activity of the same-named association. Particularly interesting is the square , where every year takes place the historical re-enactment “San Martino a cavallo”. Three 18th-century rooms […]
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 […]
The Benedictine court is the most important landmark for the community in Legnaro. It’s also the economic, social and cultural centre. It was built in the 400s thanks to the monks of St. Justine of Padua, then grew over the centuries. In early 500s the north-east block was finished with the living quarters for the monks and also the warehouse, both preceded by a porch, and the whole area was surrounded by a wall with columbian tower west. In 1717 the wall was rebuilt and maybe around the mid-century the wings of via Roma and via Orsaretto were extended. History of Benedictine court of Legnaro In 1810, after they deleted religious corporations, the court switched to the state and in 1837 was sold to a jew banker and businessman from Vienna named Ermanno Todesco. In 1841 was built the west block with the stable and the barn, then in 1852 took place the extention of the north block of via Orsaretto with the spinning mill. Ermanno Todesco died in 1844 and ten years later the children sold the property of Legnaro and Polverara of 5737,16 fields to Count Silvestro Camerini. In 1934 the court switched to the same-named agricultural society, […]
The cavane (cavàne) are shelters for boats tipical of Venice, its lagoon and all the navigable rivers. Maybe the word has the same origin of hut (capanna): in fact in the oldest pictures of the city, the cavane are depicted as shelter covered with straw, like huts. Over the years this type of shelter has been used also for buildings like noble palaces or warehouses. On the side overlooking there is a river and in some cases it is protected by a wood or metal closing. In the terminology of the gondoliers and the taxi drivers the expression “andar in cavana” means the rest of the boat and so the end of the activity. The operation typically consists of berth in a private area, cover the ship with protective towel and close the access (and the passenger compartment in case of water taxi). Cavàne in Codevigo and in Millecampi Valley The plenty of canals and boats in valley Millecampi necessitated building shelters suitable to keep vessels undamaged from bad weather. For this reason the cavane are easliy viewable along the banks in Fogolana area in Codevigo. (text taken from Wikipedia and adapted)
Municipality of Correzzola – documented as Corrizola and Corigiola – is short for the latin word “corrigia” (strip of leather) that by extension becomes “strip of land that springs up in marshland”. The municipality includes the villages and the localities of: Brenta d’Abbà, Civè, Concadalbero, Villa del Bosco. Further information about the municipal area can be found on the official website.
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