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Villa Foscariini Erizzo is the main building in Pontelongo, thanks to its historical-artistic importance and to its role as town hall. First it was the summer house of the venetian family Foscarini da San Stae and probably was built during the second half of the 16th century. As every venetian patrician’s villa, it was composed of a main building, two lateral barns, a brolo and a little garden. Over the years the garden has been expanded and during 700s it became quite wide. Doge and historian Marco Foscarini died in 1763 in this building. He has been one of the most important politically and culturally people during this century. Then his secretary, writer and poet, Gasparro Gozzi, lived there for several years. Later the villa became property of Andrea Erizzo, who changed a bit the architecture. Then belonged to the Serravalle and in 1876 the municipality of Pontelongo bought it. In the meantime the garden had been destroyed and the statues were transferred at the entrance of the new forum boarium.
Via Roma Pontelongo
Villa Foscarini Erizzo
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
St. Zaccaria church, in Codevigo municipality, was first mentioned in 1173 and at that time it belonged to the Piove di Sacco parish church. It was the architect Falconetto, friend of Alvise Cornaro, who designed the lines of the recently restored 16th-century building. In the early decades of the present century the bell tower was renovated. In particular the soaring spire was replaced by the current big unnamed tower to which they added the figure of Redentore. Nearby Chiesa di San Zaccaria: points of interest near St. Zaccaria church in Codevigo (within 1-km) parkings near St. Zaccaria church in Codevigo all the churches near St. Zaccaria church
Chiesa di San Zaccaria Codevigo
Church of San Zaccaria
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)
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”.
Piove di Sacco Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
Towers and Belfries
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 little church of Santa Maria delle Righe also called “chiesetta di Righe” is located in Corte. It dates back to 823 and it is characterized by one single aisle and a coverage with a hut. The facade has a simple portal topped with a rose window and a end-800 trianguar bell tower. Thanks to the constructive and architectural arrangement, and the stones and clay materials used to build the outer walls we can understand how old is the building. Currently the church is part of the parish of Corte after Carlotta Friso donated it in 1964. The last restoration took place in 1978 but it involved only the roof. An extensive renovation was completed in 2000. The church is place of devotion: even nowadays each year on 24th September local people remember the “vow of Righe” with a procession to thank The Virgin for freeing the local inhabitants in 1839 after a cholera epidemic that had raged since 1836.
Via Righe Piove di Sacco
Church of Santa Maria delle Righe (Chiesetta di Righe)
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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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
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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.
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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 […]