Departure from Montegrotto Terme in the direction of the Euganean Hills
MONTAGNANA is a small town in the province of Padua. In the Middle Ages it was a very important military village due to its geographical position equidistant from larger cities such as Padua, Verona and Vicenza. Montagnana is a walled town completely surrounded by walls, with small streets where you can stroll to admire the beautiful palaces, small colourful houses, churches, shops and large squares, where people meet every day. The walls of MONTAGNANA are among the best preserved in Europe. They are about 2 km long, have 24 towers and four gates to the city. The first city wall, made of wood, was built in the 10th century, while the current city wall, initially built by the Commune of Padua, then completed between 1350 and 1362 by the Carraresi, the Lords of Padua, is surrounded by a large green meadow, which in the Middle Ages was a water moat defending the city.
WE WILL VISIT:
- THE TOWER OF EZZELINO
- THE “ROCCA DEGLI ALBERI” FORTRESS
- THE DUOMO
- THE ANCIENT WALLS
WE WILL TASTE:
The Prosciutto crudo of Montagnana (Veneto Berico-Euganeo PDO), prepared and cured according to tradition, has a sweet and soft taste due to the skilful dosage of salt. It is much appreciated in combination with melon, another local product.