Recreational centre for aged artists
Thanks to a Couchsurfing guest, I found this recreational centre for aged artists in May 2013, after living in Rovigo for 30 years!
It is located in old factory buildings behind Piazza Matteotti, and it was an interesting discover, because some of the art works exhibited there are rather beautiful.
Time for a pleasant walk along our river!
Like many other towns and cities in Veneto, Rovigo did have its own river flowing in the middle of the town: the Adigetto (little Adige, as it detaches from the Adige, Italy's second longest river).
Sadly, in the first half of the 20th century, its flow was diverted in order to build today's most important street in Rovigo, i.e. Corso del Popolo.
However, the Adigetto still exists and you can walk or ride a bike on its bank. The cycling path (where you can also walk, due to the low amount of bikes) is surrounded by a beautiful park where you can breath some clean air without driving far from the town.
Unfortunately, this cycling/walking path is not marked anywhere, so you'd need a map or a local to tell you where it starts.
- Hiking and Walking
Chiesa del Cristo
Chiesa del Christo - Oratorio della S.S. Consezione is one of the older sacral object in Polesine. According to the legend it was founded by San Francesco in 1213, and in 1223 it became chapel of the Franciscan Convent. The actual church were enlarged in 1650. As for the interiors it is still 15th century styled with three naves divided by columns and has wooden ceiling and a cupola. The bell tower was added in 1793 only.
Ancient chemist's shop - now Tourist Office!
The building of the Antica Farmacia alle Tre Colombine ("Ancient Chemist's shop at the Three Little Doves") is located close to the Accademia dei Concordi. Although it is not a tourist attraction, it is interesting for being the most ancient chemist's shop in Rovigo. It has a beautiful decoration with three doves on the top.
The chemist's shop has now moved away and the building has become the new seat of the Tourist Office.
Palazzo Camerini-Rusconi, built in the 19th century, is one of the several palaces you can see in via Celio. The sculptures on its façade represent several work activities of the past. You can see them in this travelogue.
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino
Also known as Chiesa del Seminario Vecchio, this church dates of the 16th century. It belonged to a monastery which was destroyed in 1772 to be replaced by the seminary. The church has a simple, harmonic style. It lies near the Porta Sant'Agostino (see the Things to do section).
- Arts and Culture
The palace formerly used as a seminary was built from 1779 to 1794. Today, it houses the Archivio di Stato ("Record Office").
The façade of the building is very plain and the only interesting architectural feature is this window with tympanum and balustrade. Inside there is a beautiful cloister.
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