Theme Week Veneto – Rovigo

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Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II © Atigra/cc-by-sa-3.0

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II © Atigra/cc-by-sa-3.0

Rovigo is a town and comune in the Veneto region of North-Eastern Italy with 53,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the eponymous province. The northern border of the province is set on the Adige river from Badia Polesine to the sea, except for the territory of Cavarzere (in the province of Venice); the southern border is set on the Po river from Melara to the sea. The province includes the whole delta of the Po and the border is set on the Po di Goro channel of the delta.

Rovigo stands on the low ground known as Polesine, 80 km by rail southwest of Venice and 40 km southwest of Padua, and on the Adigetto Canal. The comune of Rovigo extends between the rivers Adige and Canal Bianco, 40 km west of the Adriatic Sea, except the frazione of Fenil del Turco that extends south of the Canal Bianco. Polesine is the name of the low ground between the lower courses of the rivers Adige and Po and the sea; the derivation of the name is much discussed, generally applied only to the province of Rovigo, but is sometimes extended to the neighborhood of Adria and Ferrara. The architecture of the town bears the stamp both of Venetian and of Ferrarese influence.

Chiesa della Beata Vergine del Soccorso on Piazza 20 Settembre © Hardyman28/cc-by-sa-3.0 Palazzo Roverella on Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II © Threecharlie/cc-by-sa-3.0 Palazzinia Minelli © Threecharlie/cc-by-sa-3.0 Accademia dei Concordi © Atigra/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Threecharlie/cc-by-sa-3.0 Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II © Atigra/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Chiesa della Beata Vergine del Soccorso on Piazza 20 Settembre © Hardyman28/cc-by-sa-3.0
Among the main sights are

  • the ruins of the Castle (10th century), of which two towers remain,
  • The Town hall, which contains a library including some rare early editions, belonging to the Accademia de Concordi, founded in 1580, and a fair picture gallery enriched with the spoils of the monasteries.
  • Palazzo Roverella, largely restored but still a good example of Renaissance architecture.
  • Palazzo Roncale, a fine Renaissance building by Michele Sanmicheli (1555).
  • Palazzo Venezze (1715)
  • Pinacoteca dei Concordi (“Concordi Gallery”) houses important paintings, including a Madonna with Child and Christ with the Cross by Giovanni Bellini, a Flagellation of Christ by Palma the Elder, a Venus with the Mirror by Jan Gossaert, and portraits by Tiepolo and Alessandro Longhi.

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