The floodplain opens on the left of Via Argine Sinistro, a “white” road leading into the town of Saccolongo.
The cultivated areas alternately produce corn and soybeans, while the banks of the Bacchiglione are covered with rows of locust, poplar and willow. After about 100 meters, in a thicket of brambles with locust and eleder, there are the remains of an old peasant house, one of the few remaining in the area after the arrangement of the banks occurred in the early of 1900. A succession of old poplars geometrically divides the water meadow, constituting the last tarce of ancient farm divisions. Walking for about 400 meetrs, where the bank and the plants move away from the levee, you can see on the horizon the Euganean hilly profile: in the foreground the Montecchia Hill, dominated by Monte Rosso, flanked on the right by the hill of Are; farther the Venda and on the extreme right Monte Grande and Monte della Madonna; horizon, follows the profile of the southern Berici. The bank continues along a perfectly staright to the left of which covers a land, formerly occupied by Bacchiglione, said Moiasso, name derived from moio, ie wet/mire, where cropland is lost sight of an eye. Here the river south draws a large “snare”, changed in recent years to the point that no longer correspond with the territorial limits of the municipalities of Selvazzano and Saccolongo established in 1810. After about 600 meters you can walk down a gravel road and plunge into Green floodplain. At the center, in a slightly elevated position, the remains of an old house from the elegant profile, long since abandoned, standing next to a barn which is also abandoned. As the taril continues in the floodplain, the houses beyond the embankment disappear from view, while, over the tops of the willows, overlooking the mammoth church of St. Michael.
@Photo credits: Archivio Comune di Selvazzano Dentro