Ostiglia cycle and pedestrian route

A fascinating route into nature between Treviso and Padua

This cycle and pedestrian route, 2 minutes away from Ca’ Marcello, runs along a path that once was a military railway line, bombed during the Second World War.
A suggestive route that allows you to discover on foot or on two wheels the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The itinerary is mostly lined with trees and partly paved and crosses areas of environmental and artistic interest.
This nature trail is open all year round, suitable for the whole family and for those who want to know the authentic character of the Veneto region.

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Points of interest

Nature reserve – ‘Oasi Cervara’

Via Cornarotta 50, Quinto di Treviso (TV)
Phone. +39 0422 23815
Web www.oasicervara.it | E-mail oasicervara@tin.it

The Oasi Cervara is a nature reserve (25 hectares) that protects a marshy environment of exceptional beauty and represents a point of access to the Natural Park of the Sile River, one of the most important resurgence rivers in Europe.

Inside the reserve there are numerous springs through which the waters that feed the marsh emerge from the underground and contribute to creating the course of the river towards the Adriatic Sea.

The Oasi Cervara is a habitat of high natural value classified as SITE OF COMMUNITY INTEREST as a wildlife refuge and for its natural vegetation.

Ca’ Marcello

Via dei Marcello 13, Levada di Piombino Dese (PD)
Phone +39 049 9350340
Web www.camarcello.it | E-mail info@camarcello.it

Ca’ Marcello is a Palladian style villa built in the 16th century by the Marcello family, one of the most powerful and noble families of Venice, whose descendants are still living here. The central main building is flanked on both sides by arcaded wings which frame an ‘Italian’ style garden with a fountain, statues, lawns and bushes. The 9 hectares park hosts a dove cote, a chapel and a large fish pond.

Inside the villa there are beautiful fresco paintings and stucco works, unique in the whole European scenario. All rooms have original furniture and amazing objects d’art belonging to the family since 16th century.

Villa Cornaro

Via Roma, Piombino Dese(PD)
Phone +39 049 9365017
Web www.boglewood.com | E-mail mioriky@gmail.com

This enchanting villa belonged to one of the noblest families in Venice and was the birthplace of Doges, admirals of the Venetian fleet and also a queen, Caterina Cornaro, who reigned in Cyprus for 16 years. The villa, with its double loggia, is the building by Palladio‘s which most influenced modern architecture worldwide. The interior is decorated with eighteenth century frescoes that hide Masonic symbols.

Saint Anthony Sanctuary

Via Sant’Antonio 2, Camposampiero (PD)
Phone +39 049 9303003
Web www.saintanthonyofpadua.net | E-mail segreteria@vedoilmiosignore.it

Saint Anthony came to Camposampiero in 1231 and joined the friars housed outside the city walls, but looking for more peace and quite, he built a small tree-house in the branches of a walnut tree near the hermitage. Where there was the tree from which Antonio preached to the people was later built the Sanctuary of Walnut tree, still decorated with a cycle of frescoes (XV cent.) that displays the most important miracles of the Saint.

Nearby there is the Shrine of the Vision where Saint Anthony resided during the last month of his earthly life. The original church, where he prayed, celebrated mass and preached, was completely renewed and enlarged in 1437. Nowadays the visitor can admire the Cell of the Vision inside the original church. This is a poor cell of bricks, belonging to the primitive monastery and inhabited by the Saint, which houses a large table, considered his bed. It is the most important place in the entire complex, and is dear to the faithful due to the supernatural event that transpired here when blessed Anthony enjoyed the vision of the baby Jesus. For that reason the cell is called the little ‘Anthonian Bethlehem’.