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)
Villa Roberti in Brugine is definitely one of the most beautiful renaissance villas in Padua area. It owns one fresco cycle by Giambattista Zelotti and works by Paolo Veronese; moreover it’s distinguished for his unique floor plan. In 1544 the design was entrusted to the architect Andrea Da Valle by Girolamo De Roberti (works ended in 1553). He built the villa on the remains of Maccaruffo’s castle, of which still remain the 14th-century tower (with frescoes of Carrarese’s emblem) and the pit in front of the barn. The outdoor decor shows roman history and mythological aspects. Unfortunately it was mainly lost, while the inside in the bright noble living room there’s still a fresco cycle on mythological themes dated to half 16th century by Giambattista Zelotti and Antonio Fasolo. Paolo Veronese worked on the door-arches. Several upgrades date back to 700s, as well as the stuccoes in noble floor and the wrought-iron gate (1742). The british garden still has a romantic atmosphere. The barn dated to the 15th century owns inside two big renaissance chimneys and outside eight arches based on columns with capitals. Villa Roberti today Currently Villa Roberti hosts the garage sale that takes place on the first […]
The pumping station of Fogolana, as the name says, is located in the Valle Millecampi halfway between the area of the Spiaggia della Boschettona and the Cason delle Sacche.
It was one of the residence of Alvise Cornaro in the territory of Codevigo, maybe the one where he stayed during his first visit. In one of the maps by Nicolò Da Cortivo, dated back to 1563, is mentioned as “house of coner” surrounded by casoni with thatched roof. It has gable facade crowned by battlements and behind is extended the gabled roof. Nowadays the building hosts a restaurant. It is located in the village of Cambroso.
the Benedictine court of Correzzola is located a short distance from the same-named centre. The huge building has been since 1500 operations center for the territory transformation started by the monks of St. Giustina. It was built next to the bank of the Bacchiglione, a perfect location for the communication with Padua and Chioggia. The court was made of several buildings in which lived the people that assured the good governance of the property (artisans, farmers, blacksmiths…). In fact here there were the warehouses, the barns and the workshops to carry out some activities required in order to operate the complicated structure. There were also bread ovens, cellar for the firewater distillation, weaving factory, stables, wells, orchards and gardens. The central part of the building, almost leaned on the banks of the Bacchiglione and with a long covered walk, is closed in the western part by the guesthouse, the monks’ living quarters and by the concealment. South we can see the Vanezza Grande of Correzzola. It was built in 1570 as cowshed and represents a statement divided by fifteen well-positioned arches surrounded by two lateral symmetrical parts. The pilaster strips lighten the support pillars, in honor of the taste from […]
Maritan house is a noble dwelling dated back to the 17th century. The building belongs t the municipality of Sant’Angelo di Piove di Sacco.
in Valle Millecampi, located in Codevigo’s municipality, in Fogolana area, we found four recently-build casoni in every way similar to the tipical casoni of the Saccisica’s area. These buildings, called Casoni della Fogolana, consist of four unit in different size able to offer different services. 1st. unit: clubhouse and meeting room with a big central chimney powered by bioethanol. 2nd. unit: three secondary units used as B&B. Location of the Casoni The complex is surrounded by the green contryside and allows a fast access on foot, by bicycle or by car to the main nearby points of interest, including Casone delle Sacche, Valle Millecampi and Spiaggia della Boschettona. The Fogolana’s area, adjacent the valley, represent the only landlocked in province of Padua and an important area from the environmental and natural perspective. Particularly interesting is the roof structure, a faithful aesthetic and practical reproduction of the real Saccisica’s casoni. The roof is entirely made with common reed and performs the function of air handing inside the reed itself, helping the temperature and humidity equilibrium inside the casone. The outdoor area offers a small reed beds zone. Events in Casoni della Fogolana Casoni della Fogolana historically host the “Chronicae” and the […]
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 Azzurro (light-blue) of Vallonga (municipality of Arzergrande) today offers a structure suitable to the architectural and practical characteristics of casoni in Saccisica. Venetian casone is a tipical dwelling for venetian peasants. A really similar type of casoni was common also south in the areas of Bologna and Ferrara until the 19th century. But in that case they were simple houses for fishermen who used to work in the nearby swamps. Casone azzurro: tipical architectural structure of casone. The building is often free from basements and, if any, they are very simple made from waste or found on site materials . Usually the floor is compacted earth, but can also be tiled with tiles called “tavele”. The outer walls were the only part of mansory and on these was based the cone-shaped pitched roof. Roof: the distinctive feature of casoni in Saccisica. The roof is definitely the most particular item of casoni in the fields of Saccisica and it’s entirely built with reeds based on beams and tied together. The crawl space should be used as haystack and is connected with the underneath stable through a hatch. Inner walls are made of tickles and poles covered with clay (common practise […]
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VisitSaccisica in English! Saccisica’s places for the world
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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 […]