Sunday, 13 October 2013

Battaglia Terme

Battaglia Terme, or "the place of the baths".
Along the road between Padua and Monselice, you cannot miss the majestic and stately figure of the Catajo castle (1570). The building, which has 350 rooms, lounges decorated with splendid frescoes by G.B. Zelotti, a student of Paolo Veronese, corridors, staircases, a vast historical garden, fountains, is one of the most imposing and complete Patrician villas of the Veneto region, now used to hold prestigious events. The terrace offers a splendid view over the surrounding hillside amphitheatre.

Battaglia Terme landscapes:


 

The Catajo castle at Battaglia Terme:


 
Cycling to Battaglia Terme (my favourite road):

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