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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, […]
Pontelongo Via Giuseppe Mazzini
Church of S.Andrea
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 […]
Via Co' del Panico 80 Piove di Sacco
Villa Soranzo – Crotta – Bragato
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 […]
Casoni della Fogolana codevigo
Casoni della Fogolana
The church of St. Paterniano in Tognana is documented since 1221 and is part of Piove di Sacco parish of St. Martin. It is described in the report of the pastoral visitation made by bishop Barozzi (1489) with an almost square plant (9×8 meters) and only one altar. Then two new altars were built and this is how in 1571 bishop Ormaneto saw the church. A renovation was made after the flood in 1882, even thought the building had needed one since 1774. Chiesa di San Paterniano in 900s After that year a lot of renovations took place: in 1914 they rebuilt the chorus and extended the aisle. Few years later everything left was demolished but the chorus was kept to build three new central aisles in romanic and byzantine style. In 1938 the floor was covered with marble and the following year the chorus was elevated to adapt it to the building. In 1952 works ended with the bell tower and in 1970 the new main altar was consacrated. The outside is in visible bricks and a little porch precedes and protecs the inside. Inside of Chiesa di San Paterniano The inside has three aisle divided by thin and […]
Via San Paterniano - Piove di Sacco
Church of Tognana
The building named “ex casa del fascio” was designed by the architect Quirino De Giorgio (1907-1998) in 1938 during fascist period. The construction is located in Pontelongo on the way to Villa del Bosco. De Giorgio fused a strong building tradition, with materials like bricks and wood, and new technology, in particular the use of rainforced concrete. It is in this area that we can realize the value of the architect. Casa del Fascio over the years The building had several use. In wartime it was home and shelter for soldiers, then for the nearby sugar refinery and more recently has been factory of wooden boxes. During this period took place the fire of the former cinema and because of that the original grooves burnt and you can still see the marks. This architect was quickly forgotten because of his “political” opinions. During 30s he could build several buildings, often with use that express the needs for arrangement, but today still very useful as well as artistically and architecturally important. Since they had more than 50 years and are mostly under public ownership, these buildings are binding. Already related to the futurist movement in early 30s, he made several works […]
495 Via Villa del Bosco Pontelongo
Former Casa del Fascio
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.
Via San Marco, 62, 35020 Sant'Angelo
Legnaro’s church was buil between 1779 and 1786 to a design by the architect Giorgio Massari, blessed on 25th July 1786 and opened in 1803 even thought the works for the facade continued until 1821. In 1907 the church was consacrated and then in 1917 it became Arcipretale. In 1822 the big ionic style aisle was completely furnished with seven altars: the high altar with marble tabernacle surmounted by a pala named “Christ, the apostles and an adoring crowd”; St. Blaise, Charles Borromeo and Jerome’s altar, and Our Lady of Sorrows’ altar. Particularly important are the three 17th century paintings: “dispute in the temple with Jesus”, “dispute with St. Stephen” and “martyrdom of St. Lawrence”. In 1920 the transfer of “Our Lady with Child” (made by Jacopo Bellini) to the “Gallerie dell’Accademia” was approved. On 9th November 1973 they decided for security reasons to entrust to the diocesan curia of Padua the wood by Palma Il Vecchio, “St. Justine” and other important works such as “Holy Family” by Fontebasso; “Jesus goes on the Calvary”; a wooden crucifix, missals, reliquaries an liturgical books. In 1889 using the materials from a previous “Pugina” organo, they made a new one.
Chiesa di San Biagio Legnaro
Church of San Biagio
Dome of Piove di Sacco (Dome of St. Martin) is located in the inner city of Piove di Sacco. The arcipretale church has changed a lot since 1400s, until the radical renewal during the last century. This renovation was designed by the architect Francesco Gasparini who extended the building and inverted the orientation by expanding it with two aisles and by giving more verticality. The works started in 1893, in 1903 ended the walls and in 1908 the main door. In the meantime, on 9th may 1901 Pope Leone XIII named it abbey. Dome of Piove di Sacco and St. Martin from Tours St. Martin is depicted in the dome, dedicated to the bishop of Tours, in a picture by Giovanni Pietro Silvio in the presbytery. The Saint is portrayed sat in throne between the apostles Pietro and Paolo. The altarpiece recalls the 15th-century plan of the holy conversation: The characters are assembled inside an architecture with an open view, of which we can see the columns. On the right side we can admire the beautiful altarpiece in which stand out the red dress and the blue cloak of the Virgin. This altarpiece shows Our Lady of Carmel with baby […]
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II Piove di Sacco
Dome of Piove di Sacco – Dome of St. Martin
St. Nicholas church – Giotto’s school – shows its glory and essentiality just outside the center of Piove di Sacco. The unique selection of the materials and the crudeness of the rock is justified by the history of the foundation of St. Nicholas’ church at the hands of boatmen and fishermen (St. Nicola is the protector of those who go by sea) from Piove di Sacco, after their previous church (the current St. Mary of penitents) switched to the employ of Duomo. Chiesa di San Nicolò – an ancient presence According to a headstone dated 1899, St. Nicholas’ church existed already in 1165 (Constat Existere ab ano 1165). The outside occurs in stones, except for the facade which is plastered and finished in marmorino with columns and tympanum, and can be dated to 16th century. The interior was brought back to the medieval appearance by the restoration during 1500s-1600s and has a map in sala ending in a semicircular apse and gable roof. Structure of Chiesa di San Nicolò We are dealing with an extremely linear structure decorated with frescoes and in some parts with several pictorial overlapped layers, of which has been mainly preserved the portion that decorates the […]
Via Co' del Panico Piove di Sacco
Church of San Nicolò
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Wednesday and Saturday’s markets take place through the streets and the main squares of Piove di Sacco. The stalls offer several products, from food to clothes.
Weekly Market in Piove di Sacco
Monday’s market takes place through the streets of the downtown of Pontelongo. The stalls offer several products, from food to clothes.
Weekly Market in Pontelongo
Monday’s market takes place through the streets of the downtown of Polverara. The stalls offer several products, from food to clothes.
Weekly Market in Polverara
Monday’s market takes place through the streets of the downtown of Correzzola. The stalls offer several products, from food to clothes.
Weekly Market in Correzzola
Tuesday’s market takes place through the streets of the downtown of Legnaro. The stalls offer several products, from food to clothes.
Weekly Market in Legnaro
Tuesday’s market takes place through the streets of the downtown of Arzergrande. The stalls offer several products, from food to clothes.
Weekly Market in Arzegrande
Thursday’s market takes place through the streets of the downtown of Brugine. The stalls offer several products, from food to clothes.
Weekly Market in Brugine
Friday’s market takes place through the streets of the downtown of Codevigo. The stalls offer several products, from food to clothes.
Weekly Market in Codevigo
It was born on the model of Parisian Marchè aux puces and London Portobello. The flea market in Brugine, in Villa Roberti is one of the oldest markets in Veneto region and one of the first in Italy. Over the years has hosted exhibitors from Tre Venezie, Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna. The souls of the Flea Market the market has two souls: unter the porch of the barn there are antique and modern art, while the garden is meeting point for friends that brings scrap materials found at home. For a while the market is promoter of recycling and respect for the environment: It encourages to use recyclable materials, such as wicker baskets from old bikes. Episodically takes part also “Scuola Waldorf di Padova”. The flea market is open from 8.00 a.m. to the sunset. official website
Flea Market in Villa Roberti, Brugine
Municipality of Piove di Sacco created a flea market called “Mercatino dei Portici” which takes place every second Sunday of the month in the city center, from dawn till dusk.
Flea Market “Mercatino dei Portici” in Piove di Sacco
The “City of the Porticoes” offers to his visitors and inhabitants an enchanting day, focused on flowers, but also on their aromas and colours. You will find producers and exhibitors with their specialities, such as craft creations, plants, flowers, oil, wine, cold cuts and other products. It’s a festive occasion for everyone in Saccisica, both adults and children. During this day the streets become pedestrian area and shops are open. The whole centre will be occupied by flower workshops, play areas, bouncy castles and much more.
Piove in Fiore
The city stops to reconfirm the vow made on the first Sunday of May 1676, when there was the deliverance from the plague. In the morning takes place the solemn mass. In the afternoon begins the traditional procession, during which the statue of The Virgin is carried on the shoulders of 12 barefoot carriers, through the streets and across the wood bridge built for the event.
Festival of the vow in Pontelongo
Legnaro’s pro loco yearly organizes “Festa del Cavallo” (Horse festival). The event focuses on traditional food and wine of saccisica and in particular on horse meat specialties. In 2019 the event reaches its 20th edition.
Horse festival in Legnaro
During summertime land of Saccisica and Conselvano become the most charming stage. It’s time for Scene di Paglia, festival of casoni and waters. The event is a reference in Italy for the quality of the proposal and the originality, in which the landscape is connected to the show. And this is what year by year has make Scene di Paglia so special. The art director Fernando Marchiori chooses and proposes to the festival high-quality shows : from the prose to the narrative theatre, from dance to puppet theatre and musical.
Scene di Paglia
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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 […]