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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 […]
Casone Azzurro Arzergrande
Casone Azzurro of Arzergrande (Vallonga)
Church of San Francesco in Piove di Sacco seems to date between 1225 and 1250, when St. Francis preached in the area of Padua. In that church was created the fraternity of “SS. Crocifisso” and became so large that they decided to built at the church their new headquarter. Around 1570 it was built next to St. Francis a church to which later was added an oratory. The convent and the first church were abolished in 1769 by the Serenissima and destroyed in 1853. Only the 15th-century school with the oratory stayed up and in memory of the previous buildings it’s called Church of St. Francis. The facade is very simple and with the three tympanums reflects the interior layout with three aisle. Inside, the roof of the aisle is composed by 44 wood panels. The recent renovation of the church started also the refurbishment of the artworks inside of it. The most important works were the recovery of the wood ceiling with painted coffered and later, the recovery of two important unknown “taleri” hung from the ceiling. Church of San Francesco, nearby: points of interest near Church of San Francesco (within 0.5-km) parkings near Church of San Francesco other […]
Via Ansedisio Piove di Sacco
Oratory of SS. Crocefisso (Church of San Francesco)
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
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 […]
Corte Benedettina di Correzzola
Benedictine court of Correzzola
Sanctuary Madonna delle Grazie, also called Sanctuary delle Grazie is historically, architecturally, religiously and culturally important for all Saccisica and is located near Piove di Sacco’s city centre. The outside come in various forms: apse, lateral walls and bell tower are tiled and with suspended medieval arches. The cloister hosts the indoor garden and is the only left part of the convent. Sanctuary Madonna delle Grazie is full of legends The origin of this building is connected to a miracle. Two brothers of Sanguinazzi’s family were splitting the heritage of the dead parents but they couldn’t find a deal about the canvas of Madonna with Child (then attributed to the venetian Giovanni Bellini dated around 1478) and they actually challenged to a fight. That duel never took place. A few-months old child in the arms of the mother talked to them and said “please stop in the name of God” and claiming to be the Virgin Mary. The two brothers decided to take the canvas to a Church near Piove di Sacco. Thanks to this masterpiece happened several miracles and for this reason they built a convent approved by pope Innocenzo VIII, and the Church devoted to the Virgin. The […]
Santuario Madonna delle grazie - Piove di Sacco
Sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie
On the corner between via Roma and via Donatori di Sangue we found an interesting gothic building with a faint oriental style, probably built during the 1700s. With his red plaster, which is a quaint contrast with the green windows, offers a plunge into venetian splendours. The elegance of the windows remembers the charm of the Orient with which the Serenissima was in contact. It was built by some venetian nobleman, who liked to stay there; it stands out for his romanesque-gothic style which makes it so special. Nowadays it is involved in commercial and residential functions.
Via Roma, Sant'Angelo di Piove di Sacco
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.
Via Corte Fogolana
Pumping station of Fogolana (dewatering pump of Fogolana)
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: […]
Museo dell'idrovora - Santa Margherita Codevigo
Museum of dewatering pump in Santa Margherita
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
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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
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
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
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
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 […]