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Montagnana's medieval walls
Montagnana's medieval walls
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Este's spring colours
Este's spring colours
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Ravenna mosaic at Este medievale
Ravenna mosaic at Este medievale

Places to explore

St Mary’s Abbey of Carceri

by Iryna Venco on 15 June 2018

St Mary’s Abbey, Carceri

If you enjoy visiting medieval churches and monasteries, and prefer the calm and cosy atmosphere of the countryside to noisy crowds in big cities, this place could be the perfect one for you... Read more

The Carrarese Castle of Este

by Iryna Venco on 20 March 2018

Castello Carrarese, Este

Once built to defend the ancient town of Este, the centuries-old Castello Carrarese is now the town’s symbol and one of its most frequently visited attractions... Read more

The Castle of San Zeno

by Iryna Venco on 2 September 2017

The Castle of San Zeno, Montagnana

Situated in the eastern part of Montagnana where la porta Padova, one of the main entrance gates, is found, the castle of San Zeno is considered by historians to be the earliest part of the defensive structure of the medieval town... Read more

Discovering Montagnana

by Iryna Venco on 17 August 2017

The town of Montagnana (PD)

I simply can’t tell you how much I like this small town.

Montagnana is one of the most delightful historic towns of the Veneto region. It has achieved international fame thanks to its well-preserved town walls, which were built between the 13th and 14th centuries... Read more

Discovering Este

by Iryna Venco on 25 January 2017

A town to fall in love with…

Situated in the southern part of the Euganean Hills, Este is a fascinating and enjoyable place to explore. It was one of the most powerful and prosperous cities of northern Italy between the 10th and 3rd centuries BC... Read more

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