The Euganean Hills

Villas and castles of the Euganean Riviera

The Battaglia Canal, completed in 1201, commences in Padova, in the ancient harbour called Bassanello, and runs straight to Battaglia Terme, carrying further on to Monselice. The Battaglia Riviera was the route preferred by the Venetian nobles and patricians to get to their Villas, built along the canal, and to their residences on Euganean Hills, like the Villa Barbarigo, its old boat moorings are still visible today.