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Pontecchio Polesine

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Pontecchio Polesine

A lively town of the middle of the Polesine, Pontecchio is immerged in quiet countryside.  In the centre of the old town the archpriest’s church dedicated to St. Andrea Apostolo and dating back to XVII century, contains some interesting paintings such as the altar-piece depicting St. Stefano by the Venetian painter, Giovanni Battista Canal.

The creation of a cycle-path, part of a project to connect the Adige to the Po, as well as the proximity to the chief town, make Pontecchio attractive to new residents in an area which is close to the town centre but at the same time located in the quiet countryside and near to the many oratories scattered throughout the district.  Among these the oratory of St. Rocco, commissioned by the Foscarini family in the XVIII century and covered entirely in frescos; the eighteenth century oratory of St. Anna; the oratory of the Madonna del Carmine.  There are also many stately villas, like the XVIII century Villa Grimani, today called Borile, which stands on the remains of the ancient Estensi castle. Beside it stand a chapel and the XVI century Ca’ Salvioni with the oratory dedicated to St. Giovanni Battista.  Other notable buildings are the seventeenth century Villa Capello-Rama at the crossroads with the main road towards Guarda Veneta and the eighteenth century Villa Capello-Andriotto.
Among the local events is the country fair held in June.