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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)
Via Corte Fogolana Codevigo
The cavàne in Valley Millecampi
An expanse of trees around the corner of Piove di Sacco, all this in an outdoor area of 50.000 m2. Walking paths. Area with a large number of trees and wide lawns.
Bosco di Pianura Piove di Sacco
Bosco di Pianura
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In Celeseo thanks to Cartari family, was built in the 17th century an oratory devoted to Saint Marco and to Our Lady of Health. Since 1934 a priest has lived there. In 1942 starded the construction of the current church in Romanic style and with a single aisle, opened in 1947. The church is devoted to Our Lady of Health and Celeseo became parish in 1950.
Via San Marco 82, S.angelo di piove di sacco
Church of Madonna della Salute – Celeseo
Boschettona beach is located north-east the province of Padua, in municipality of Codevigo, inside Millecampi valley. Once this area was unhealthy and was formed because of the floods cause by the clash between the rivers flowing out in the lagoon, and the sea in Chioggia’s area, and then reclaimed. Boschettona beach is the only beach in the province of Padua. Also the Roman occupation contributed to create this territories (before 2000 B.C., when romans colonized the region, until the 10th century). At that time people focused on fishing and sea salt harvest. The traditional dwellings were casoni, reeds and wood constructions, used as shelter for fishermen and hunters. Only in 300 the republic of Venice started to worry about the maintenance of the lagoon threatened by freshwater. Around half 16th century they decided to diverting the rivers, so Brenta, Bacchiglione and other rivers had to flow away from the lagoon. In 1987 the south lagoon of Venice were listed by UNESCO as World Heritage. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Ilenia Battisti Graziano Gastaldi who kindly gave us the pictures of the beach and other details. Nearby Boschettona beach: Millecampi valley Casone delle Sacche Casoni della Fogolana
Spiaggia della Boschettona - Codevigo
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Bosco di via Breo is located South of Piove di Sacco’s city centre, a few hundred meters from Strada Statale n. 516 “Piovese”. Bosco di via Breo is a set of willow trees (Salicetum albae) which occupies most of the area. Nowadays the wood is a shelter for the fauna because even though it is located in an urban area, it has access to a spacious agricultural land, which protects it against large crowd.
Bosco di via Breo Piove di Sacco
Wood of via Breo in Piove di Sacco
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Gradenigo palace, often called “villa Gradenigo”, is part of the same-named complex and is one of the most important villas in Piove di Sacco, few steps from the city centre. The first document about this building is dated 1581: at that time, around half 17th century, exited an house addressed to Gradenigo family. Between 1661 and 1675 the villa was rebuilt and an oratory devoted to St. Francis of Sales joined the property. During this period the building took the current form. Around 1788 took place the first renovation of the facade and the oratory, and the establishment of the lateral barn. Gradenigo family lived in Piove di Sacco during 1700, animating the place with parties and concerts together with other venetian noble families. In 1800 because of the Napoleonic and then austrian invasion, the palace was constantly plundered. In this century, during First World War, it became military hospital and in World War II offered accomodation to several refugees and poor families from piovese. Society for saving Gradenigo palace For many years the association “Amici del Gradenigo” in Piove di Sacco has tryed to save the uninhabited palace with the support of local people. Gradenigo palace: nearby points of […]
Palazzo Gradenigo Piove di Sacco
Cà di Mezzo oasis was realised by Consorzio bonifica Adige – Bacchiglione to clean waste water with reed beds. Reed beds in Cà di Mezzo Reed beds, which means “water purification through plants”, consists of a biological treatment in which plants purifies thanks to the bacteria on the seaweed. Cà di Mezzo oasis collects water from the Altopiano canal and remove almost half nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended solids before they merge in the lagoon. It’s located in the municipality of Codevigo and it’s around 30 hectares. The restoration of the environment has encouraged the establishment and reproduction of the birdlife, the resettlement and the protection of the migratory and permanent fauna. Here nest great egret, common stilt, cormorant, marsh harrier, Fulica, moorhern, egret, mallard, kingfisher and great crested grebe. Visit Cà di Mezzo oasis Winter schedule: Sunday openings: October 15.oo – 18.30; November 14.30 – 18.00. From Sunday 20th December and in January there won’t be any Sunday opening. Summer schedule: From February to July there will be Sunday opening also in the morning 9.30 – 12.00, while in the afternoon: February 14.00 – 17.00; March 14.30 – 18.00; from April to July 15.00 – 18.30. Reed beds area is […]
Oasi di Ca di mezzo codevigo
Cà di Mezzo oasis
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The village of Castelcaro was born during 1400s thanks to some fortress built by the Carraresi. The town hosts the noble same-named church which is still used. The little church is open the last Sunday of each month and gives the possibily to take part of the masses.
Borgo di Castelcaro Codevigo
Church of Castelcaro
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
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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
Piove di Sacco
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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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 […]