Rovigo lives nestled in the heart of the Polesine and is caressed by the sea breeze that comes from the nearby Po Delta.
Less striking than other Venetian towns, it represents for many an artistic, cultural and environmental discovery.
The architectural testimonies present along the city streets tell of a city born as an episcopal fief that in the medieval period was enriched in monuments and palaces. Among all the Torre Donà
, emblem of the city, and Torre Mozza
, residues of the ancient medieval fortification, stand out.
To signal, however, the presence of the Serenissima Republic, in the city center we find the elegant Palazzo Roncale and Palazzo Roverella
. This last building, now restored, is the new home of the Accademia dei Concordi art gallery, one of the most important in the Veneto region and a place for prestigious contemporary exhibitions.
Of particular interest is the Sanctuary of the Beata Vergine del Soccorso
, known as the Rotonda for its octagonal plan, flanked by the Longhena bell tower.
Not far away it stands The Cathedral, another religious building that preserves the architectural features of Baroque art.
For those looking for a corner of tranquility, it is possible to visit the Olivetan Monastery of San Bartolomeo
, an oasis of peace for a contemplative break. Finally, to get to know Rovigo and its traditions, a visit to the Museum of the Great Rivers
is a must, dedicated to the history of peasant civilization suspended between land and water, but always linked to the rhythms of the Po river and the nearby sea.