Palladio, the great genius born in Padua, he didn't left work in his city, though, to him was given the tomb of Luigi Visconti to the Basilica of St. Anthony and it has been documented its technical advice for the construction of the Mocenigo Querini-Nievo Palace (now home of the Meneghetti student), while in the Padua area he has designed , around 1560, the Villa Cornero in Piombino Dese and Villa Pisani in Montagnana, both with gabled porches with overlapping columns and no outbuildings. Starting from these two important works by Palladio you can develop the itineraries leading to the discovery of some beautiful noble villas in Padua ground. We now start from Montagnana to Monselice.
Starting point of the itinerary on Palladio's trail among the walled towns of the low Po Valley is Montagnana, wonderful medieval walled town, that reserves almost unhurt its wall of about 2 km.
Here, since1552 Palladio accomplished for his friend Francesco Pisani, a building that is at the same time town palace and Villa, Villa Pisani.
After having visited Montagnana you take the road n. 10 in direction of Este, town of very ancient origins, very important sacral and cultural centre of ancient Veneti, which boasts a production of refined artistic ceramics and it is a location extremely loved by poets and artists of every time.
After the residential area of Este you have to follow the signs to Sant'Elena ad Vescovana, two small towns with two precious villas: Villa Miari De' Cumani in S. Elena and Villa Pisani in Vescovana.
In short we reach Monselice, beautiful town, whose historical center is of great artistic-monumental value.
Short out of Monselice, in locality Rivella rises another wonderful masterpiece by Vincenzo Scamozzi: Villa Emo, where there is clearly Paladio's influence.