Casone delle Sacche is located in Valle Millecampi in the municipality of Codevigo. The name seems to derive from the fact that this “casone” (called in dialect “Cason delle Sacche”) is built on an inlet that reaches the fields and represents a real post on the south lagoon face the Chioggia area.
At that time the “casone” used to be a shelter for the hunters coming quite often from Padua. They used to arrive in the evening, sleep and eat in the “casone” and in the morning, after they saw flocks of birds from the small tower, the keeper used to drive them hunting. Since hunting and fishing were private, the hunters used to sign a deal with the administration so they could hunt on payment but always accompanied by the keeper which could check that they didn’t cross the borders with the fields, where hunting was forbidden. Concerning the fishing, illegal fishermen were common mainly from Sottomarina and Chioggia.
Casone delle Sacche today
The decadence of the casoni in the valley had been proceeded with the decadence of the valley as well, abandoned and forgotten also by the local inhabitants. So was felt the need of a recovery of the valley and its architectural heritage that had been so important in our past.
The Codevigo’s council, in collaboration with others local authorities (including the province of Padua) carried out several actions for the setting and the maintenance of the place that store all its beauty. Casone delle Sacche is a reference point for the local inhabitants and for the Pro Loco as well, which organizes traditional events every year .
Particularly interesting is the dinner under the stars that takes place in August, organized by the Codevigo’s Pro Loco.
Events in Casone delle Sacche
Casone delle Sacche has been often theater for the Chronicae event and for the “Scene di Paglia” festival.
Casone delle Sacche, what to see nearby:
- points of interest near Casone delle Sacche (within 3-km)
- parkings near Casone delle Sacche
- all the Casoni near Casone delle Sacche