Padova

Padova is all known to be a student city. There is, indeed, one of the oldest universities in Europe, where many illustrious people have studied and taught, and the first woman in Italy has graduated (Elena Lucrezia Corner or Cornaro). … Read More

Riviera del Brenta: walking around in Dolo

“Barche da Vicenza, Frassene, Este  e Monselice: andar in su soldi quattro, a venir in zo soldi tre” (Boats from Vicenza, Frassene, Este and Monselice: going up four coins, going down three coins) echoes the 1656 price list carved at … Read More

(Italiano) Riviera del Brenta: Villa Badoer Fattoretto

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Brenta Riviera by bike

Ring route from the agriturismo Ca’ Marcello to Dolo and back The cycling route of the Riviera del Brenta from Stra to Malcontenta / Fusina, is a classic that we often advice to do. This round trip  includes a part … Read More

Riviera del Brenta: Villa Tito

Villa Tito is one of the villas on the Brenta Riviera, recently made accessible thanks to VilleCard. It is one of the villas damaged by the tornado of July 2015 which hit a part of the Riviera del Brenta. Villa … Read More

Villa Venier Contarini, Riviera del Brenta

Villa Venier Contarini is one of the many villas  along the Riviera del Brenta in the area of Mira. It is not among the most known, and despite being small, it is worth to visit it. The villa was built … Read More

Riviera del Brenta: the pedestrian bridge of Oriago

The Brenta canal can count several bridges crossing it. Mira is the area with most of the bridges of the Riviera del Brenta, and each one has its own peculiarity. Most of them are revolving bridges. When a boat passes, … Read More

Oasi Valle Averto, Venetian lagoon

WWF Oasis Valle Averto is a fishing valley of the Venetian lagoon. It is the only one where hunting is forbidden. Valle Averto includes extensive salty ponds, reed beds, wet woodlands and canals within one of the most famous wetlands … Read More

Riviera del Brenta: Villa Pisani in Stra

Villa Pisani is the most impressive of the villas on the Riviera del Brenta. This casket shows its visitors the frescoed rooms by Tiepolo, by Guarana, the scenic stables, and the spectacular labyrinth. The park of the villa has won … Read More

Riviera del Brenta: Villa Widmann Rezzonico Foscari

 Villa Widmann was built in 1719 together with the barchessa and the oratory and owes its current appearance to the renovation carried out in the second half of the same century to adapt it to the rococo tastes of the … Read More