Rovigo lives nestled in the heart of the Polesine and is caressed by the sea breeze that comes from the nearby Po Delta. Less flashy than other towns of the region, is a discovery for many artistic, cultural and environmental.
The architectural remains found along the streets tell of a city founded as a fief that in the medieval period is enriched in monuments and palaces. The most notable is the Donà Tower, the emblem of the city, and the Mozza Tower, remnants of medieval fortification.
A report, however, the presence of the Most Serene Republic, in the city center we find the Mansion Roncale and Palazzo Roverella. The latter building, now restored, is the new home of the gallery 'Academy of Concordi, one of the most important in the Veneto and place of prestigious contemporary exhibitions.
Of particular interest is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Salvation, called the Rotunda for its octagonal plan, which is accompanied by the bell tower of Longhena. Not far away stands the Duomo, another religious building that preserves the architectural features of Baroque art. For those looking for a quiet place, you can visit the Olivetan Monastery of San Bartolomeo, an 'oasis of peace for a contemplative pause. To know Rovigo and its traditions is a must, finally, a visit to the Museum of the Great Rivers, dedicated to the history of the peasant civilization suspended between land and water, but always linked to the rhythms of the river Po and the nearby sea.
Noteworthy is the polesano village of Fratta Polesine, with villas, where you can visit, among others, Villa Badoer, designed by Andrea Palladio, and the abbey of Vangadizza, Badia Polesine.