Walled towns of Lower Padua and Arqua Petrarca aboard a vintage car
Time requested: half day or 1 day
An itinerary that develops especially around the walled cities of lower area of Padua, going to the regional Park of the Euganean Hills.
We start the tour from the Slow Drive office in Verona with the visit of the wonderful Bevilacqua Castle.
The tour continues along Montagnana, one of the cities that best preserve the medieval walls and the main monuments. Walking for Montagnana is a wealth for the spirit; the city still offers untouched architectural beauties, squares and streets still seem to ring the wreckage of the wagons and voices of the inhabitants of the past centuries. Fortified by its beautiful walls, Montagnana attracts tourists with its historic charm all over the world.
To taste absolutely the typical product of the town – “Crudo di Montagnana”.
Continue direction Este, one of the most interesting Venetian towns.
The city extends around the top of the Euganean hills, and has ancient origins: already exist in the Paleolithic Age, then became one of the most important and significant centers of Paleo-Venetian civilization, whose testimonies are exhibited in the Atestino National Museum. The museum contains an exceptional archaeological collection originally founded to prevent the archaeological treasures of the city from being inherited from the Estensi, later improved by new discoveries with the progress of excavations.
Transfer to Monselice, a charming town with magnificent medieval walls.
The medieval fortress - Mastio Federiciano - dominates the plain and the inhabited area from the top of the hill. The high walls and the vast castle, with its rich collection of weapons and armor, recall the strategic importance of this town in medieval times.
We continue getting into the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills to visit Arquà Petrarca village hovering at the peaks of Euganean hills, a beautiful medieval village famous for the presence of the House of Francesco Petrarca.
From here we will take the road for the return to our office to Bevilacqua.