Este Things to Do
The National Museum Atestino is housed in the 15th century palace, which the Mocenigo family erected on the site of original castle Carrarese. Many artifacts are displayed from Paleovenetian, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance times. These valuable exibits , such as a "Madonna and Child" by Cima di Conegliano, make the museum one of the most important...more
This beautiful chapel with the leaning tower is situated in the Main street, just a foot from Piazza Maggiore. I wasn't sure about the tower weather it is leaning or not, but then I asked some locals and they confirmed it is. Unfortunatelly I couldn't visit the interiors of the chapel because it was closed.Its simple and early style of the...more
The name Este comes from the river Adige - Athesis in Latin - that flowed across the town's territory until 589 AC, when a series of earthquakes moved its course a few kilometres to the south.Este culture excisting from the Bronze Age, over 3000 now, to the Roman period and is located around Euganei Hills. During Iron Age Este was a major centre of...more
There is an very interesting medieval palace, which stands a foot from the Town Clock Tower. It houses the local bank novadays. The rooftop of the building is just beautiful, in particularly the chimney designed in recognizable Venetian style. Right opposite to it you'll find a very good sandwich-bar with resonable prices, good place to make a...more
Duomo (the cathedral), designed by Antonio Gaspari, was built in 1688, after the earthquake have destroyed the previous temple. Inside of the Cathedral worth to see "La grande pala", a masterpiece by Gian BattistaTiepolo.It is very huge building with tall bell tower and you cannot put all of it in one picture only..more
Via Prosdocimi, 14, Este, 35042, Italy
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Located just off the main piazza, this restaurant is very popular with the local citizens. We went there just after the end of the market and as soon as you come inside you can smell what will be coming to the tables. The cuisine is typical of the Veneto area, and even though you might expect just fish, there is certainly more to choose from.
You won't regret coming to this Tavernetta.
The decour is "old Italian" and they have not become one of those restaurants who modernize the interior and then charge more.
The service is good, and the people who work there are polite.
This is not a fast food experience.
Favorite Dish: This was the second time I had ....mule. The first time I took a chance and learned that it is very tasty with a nice sauce. All you have to do is not think of Francis...
This second time was also outstanding and it came with soft polenta. View the fotos.
I did not order the wine, but it looked like they had a full wine selection.Related to:
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Este Off The Beaten Path
This Memorial church, as the old lady have told me, is situated out of the old core of the town. It looks very beautiful and worth to see. The church has octagonal structure and the three small belfrys on the rooftop.
The construction began in 1639 but was completed in 1640 because it had collapsed. Interior has octagonal plan and is rich with paintings commissioned to famous artists, among whom Antonio Zanchi, the local painter, is author of three canvases of great relevance..Related to:
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The castle was built in 1056, by order of Alberto Azzo d'Este, and then reconstructed several times in the 12th and 13th century. After d'Este family moved to Ferrara the castle was destroyed in wars against Padova and Scaligeri of Verona. Finally it bacame the property of Ubertino da Carraro who made major reconstructions in 1339 by building...more
The whole main square of Este is in reconstructions work now. In my previous visits to Este I've never noticed this medieval palace, obviously because ut was in a very bad conditions. After the reconstructions works, this plalace looks very attractive and now represents the sight of major interest in whole the town.more
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