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Polesella



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Polesella

Polesella attracts the visitor for the numerous interesting religious and civil buildings which it preserves and which make it quite charming. Built along the course of the Po and a ditch of the same name, Polesella preserves traces of an ancient history, to be seen in several Venetian villas. Among these, the seventeenth century Ca’ Rosetta, one of the few double lodge villas in the Veneto, and Villa Armellini, of a typical cube shape and decorated with a series of head-shaped etchings on its façade. From the XVIII century, on the other hand, is Villa Selmi, enriched by a great park in Romantic style. Last but not least, Villa Morosini, the transformation of a country house, commissioned by Francesco Morosini, doge of Venice. The natural environment is characterized by the large crescent shaped bend of the river in this section. Seven jetties create tiny beaches beside which a well-equipped dock can be found. Among the main events, the Notte Bianca (last Saturday in July), the Antiques Market on the third Sunday of the month, the “Rock for Peace” festival on the 1st May, the Fiera di Pentecoste, the Premio Letterario Nazionale “Villa Morosini” on the 2nd June and the Theatre Exhibition “Ars Bonus Sette Moli” between September and October. Among the typical local dishes of the area one may sample baccalà con il pomodoro (salt cod with tomatoes), stewed snails and the sweet “gnocca”, made with bread and chestnut flour.