"Rovigo, what a nice surprise!" Rovigo by wadekorzan

Rovigo Travel Guide: 65 reviews and 205 photos

80 KM south of Venice and worth a stop!

On our way driving from Pisa to Vienna, we needed a place to spend the night, and wanted to do so in a nice little town that might be charming. That town happened to be Rovigo, and we are SO happy that we came here. This is such a charming little place and worth the detour. Just make your way to the center and start exploring around the main square, Piazza Grande/Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. Even if you don't see specific sights, it really is so great to wander around here, because this is not a usual tourist stop and you can see a wonderful medieval town that is a real living town not overwhelmed by tourists!

In ancient times, Rovigo was known as Rhodighium, and there is history everywhere. The town was originally founded as a bishop's estate, and there are now abundant and wonderful civic buildings like the Palazzo Roncale and Palazzo dell'Accademia dei Concordi. Also don't miss the beautiful Palace Vannezze!

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  • Pros:Small and Easy to Tour on Foot
  • Cons:There are none!
  • In a nutshell:A wonderful little place to explore!
  • Last visit to Rovigo: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2007 at 12:34 AM

    Have a nice journey to Spain and I hope you will find the time to update this page when you come back. By the way, happy birthday!


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