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Monselice

Monselice

Bed and Breakfast in Monselice, the Fortress city

At the foot of the Euganean Hills

The Agritourism Le Muraglie stands out close to the city of Monselice with its Castle, at the foot of the Euganean Hills.

Among the interesting places of the town near the Agritourism, you can visit:

  • The fortress of Monselice (Rocca di Monselice) and the Castle of Cini (Castello Cini)
  • The Jubilee Sanctuary of the seven churches and the Oratory of San Giorgio
  • Villa Duodo
  • Old Dom of St. Giustina (Duomo Vecchio di Santa Giustina)
  • “Loggetta del Monte di Pietà” Palace
  • Buzzacarini Park (Parco Buzzacarini)

The most important events in the town:

  • San Valentine’s Party, with the delivery of the blessed keys to the lovers on the Oratory of St. Georg. A tasting along the way to the Sanctuary of the seven churches and music in Piazza Mazzini, February 14th are also provided.
  • The Fortress in Bloom (Rocca in Fiore), the third Sunday in May
  • The Joust at the Citadel (Giostra della Rocca) in the first three Sundays in September
  • Colours and tasting in Autumn, the last Sunday in October
  • Fair of Saints, on 1st and 2nd November

Cini Castle

The Cini Castle is an architectural complex of buildings at the foot of the Euganean Hills.
During its history it has served many different functions: aristocratic residence, defensive tower, and villa of the Veneto region.

It is composed of:
• the Romanesque House (Casa Romanica), XI century
• The Little Castle (Castelletto)
• Ezzelino’s Tower, XIII century
• Ca’ Marcello’s Palace, XV century
• Leggiadro Tower (Torre del Leggiadro), XVI century
• A Venetian garden, XVII century

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San Paolo Museum of the city

A Museum with a double guided tour: history of Monselice city from prehistoric times to present day and San Paolo’s Church.

Active multi-sensorial experience: this is the chosen approach by the Museum: the visitor goes from being a spectator to the lead actor

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The Clock Tower (Torre dell’Orologio)

Also known as “Civic Tower” (Torre Civica), the Clock Tower stands in Mazzini’s square (Piazza Mazzini) in the historical centre of the city.

It was built in 1244 and it hosts a perfectly working clock, which was installed in the XVI century.

Villa Duodo

Also known as “Civic Tower” (Torre Civica), the Clock Tower stands in Mazzini’s square (Piazza Mazzini) in the historical centre of the city.

It was built in 1244 and it hosts a perfectly working clock, which was installed in the XVI century.

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Antica Pieve of St. Giustina (Old Dom)

A Church built in 1256 of Romanesque structure and with Gothic elements located in the slopes of Rocca’s Hill (Colle della Rocca).

Inside you can admire frescoes dated to the 300s, marmoreal reliefs from the 700s, and many canvasses from the Veneto Region School of XVII and XVIII centuries.

Roman Gate (Porta Romana)

The Roman Gate was built in 1651 and it is an arch that forms the entrance of the tour path of the Jubilee Shrine of the Seven Churches.

Jubilee Shrine of the Seven Churches

The Sanctuary of the Seven Churches is on the slopes of the Rocca Hill.

It is composed of six chapels along the way that lead to the square in front of Villa Duodo.

Here stands St. George’s Church and the homonymous Sanctuary, where the bodies with the relics of some of the Saints are preserved.

The Seven Churches, built in XVII century, represent the seven major Roman Basilicas: one of the requisites for obtaining Plenary Indulgence.

According to the Christian Belief, a walk through the Sanctuary of the Seven Churches represents a walk into the Seven Roman Basilics: one of the requirement for obtaining plenary indulgence.

The Mastio Federiciano

The Mastio Federiciano, the construction of which ordered by Emperor Frederick II in 1239, is the symbol of the city.

It is located on the summit of the Rocca Hill and is surrounded by a series of fortifications from the sixth century.

Inside the keep are preserved excavation relics.

Above the fortification you can find a panoramic terrace from where you can enjoy a marvelous sight of the Euganean Hills and the valley below.

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St. Martin’s Church

Built around the year 1000, St. Martin’s Church was enhanced and renovated in the 1700s. The sculpture works of art by Torretto, the cycle of paintings by Damini and Diziani’s paintings date back to this period.

Inside the Church you also find other works by minor artists from XII and XIII centuries.
Nowadays ceremonies and some catholic events take place in the church.

On December 13th, for example, to celebrate St. Lucy, the ceremony of the blessing over the bread, which has the shape of an eye with four rays, takes place here.

 

Mount Ricco (Monte Ricco)

330 meters high, Mount Ricco is a part of the Euganean Hills.

It is a perfect destination for lovers of walking thanks to both a private paved road, where motors vehicles are not allowed, and to many different paths accessible by foot and by bike.

The “Monte Ricco” offers to visitors many different places of interest and spots from which you can admire wide landscapes of the Euganean Hills and the valley below.

On the summit of the Mountain stands the ancient Eremo of St. Domenica.

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