Small centre of strategic military importance

An ancient walled city founded along the ancient course of the Adige, Monselice still has the atmosphere of a medieval village in the suggestive Euganean Hills. Tourists can see the old Civic Tower and the Castle dating back to the Dark Ages in the city center. They were renovated by Ezzelino da Romano and enlarged by the Carraresi family.

The town offers other interesting views like the Building and the Loggia of the Monte di Pietà, the Church of San Paolo and the Crypt of San Francesco, a historical archive and museum. Other places worth motioning are Ca' Nani Mocenigo, a sumptuous late Renaissance building with an imposing staircase adorned with statues; the ancient Parish of Santa Giustina, a religious monument that best represents the city of Monselice, built in the late Romanesque style and embellished with gothic decorative elements.

Entering from the Roman gates tourists can take a suggestive walk along the Jubilee Sanctuary of the Seven Churches, a small pilgrimage that ends at the monument of Villa Duodo. Continuing further, you can arrive at the summit of the hill dominated by the remains of Mastio Federiciano, an imposing tower that overlooks the city wanted by the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia.

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