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.
The route near Ca’ Marcello
Points of interest
Nature reserve – ‘Oasi Cervara’
Via Cornarotta 50, Quinto di Treviso (TV)
Phone. +39 0422 23815
Web www.oasicervara.it | E-mail email@example.com
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.
Badoere and its square “la Rotonda”
Piazza Indipendenza, Badoere di Morgano (TV)
La Rotonda is the main square of Badoere, a scenic circular space bordered by two arcades originally intended for commercial activities and housing for laborers. In the past, the families of Badoer, then Basadonna and finally Marcello were part of the complex of the manor house, which was set on fire in 1920 by the peasants of the White Leagues. The seventeenth-century church of Sant’Antonio and the current Town Hall overlook the square.
La Rotonda hosts various activities throughout the year: the Antiques Market every first Sunday of the month (except August), the Craft and Creativity Market on the third Sunday of March, April, October, November and December , the Christmas markets and the typical Asparagus of Badoere IGP festival.
Via dei Marcello 13, Levada di Piombino Dese (PD)
Tel. +39 049 9350340, +39 335 8180078
Web www.camarcello.it | E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the gardens and the main house
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.
Saint Anthony Sanctuary
Via Sant’Antonio 2, Camposampiero (PD)
Phone +39 049 9303003
Web www.saintanthonyofpadua.net | E-mail email@example.com
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’.