Borgo di Pontemanco

Category

Villages

Period

1500s

Area

Padua

Presentation

Pontemanco is, probably, the only intact example of a 16th-18th-century centre in the Padua area, of which the urban layout and almost all the buildings have been preserved. Its name seems to derive from the initial lack of a bridge over the Biancolino canal, which still crosses it today and was famous until the mid-20th century for the presence of a very early milling activity, which ended in 1970 due to a fire in the left bank mill. In fact, Pontemanco is still referred to as 'The Ancient Village of Mills'. The symmetrical structure of the two cores that developed along the two banks of the Biancolino is unique: one around the 18th-century Villa Lovato Sperandio and one around Villa Grimani Fortini, which is annexed to the small 17th-century Oratory of the Santissima Annunciata. Inside the Oratory you can admire frescoes, decorations, works of art, furniture, all original and dated back to the end of the 17th century.

Services on location

? Acqua
? Corrente elettrica
? Servizi
? Ascensore
? Parcheggio
? Possibilità di pernottamento

Contact

amministrazione@comune.duecarrare.pd.it