Arco Valaresco, Padova
The triumphant Arco Valaresso is located in Piazza Duomo, next to the palace of the Monte di Pieta. It was built in 1632 by Giambattista della Scala in honour of Alvise Valaresso, captain and administrator of health of Padova, who had distinguished himself in an exceptional way in helping people during the plague in 1630.
The monument consist of four Doric columns on high pedestals. The arch has elements of Barouque sensibility but basically it is Classicism in most of its forms. There is a large inscription on the upper part of the arch, dedicated to Valaresso and his contribution.
This arch dates from 1632 and stands on the cathedral square It was built on the design of Giovani Battista della Scala in memory of the plague in 1630.