"Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II" Rovigo Things to Do Tip by Mikebond
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Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, commonly referred to as "Piazza Vittorio" is the most famous square of Rovigo and it has been for centuries the centre of the political, economical and cultural life of the town. It is surrounded on three sides by beautiful palaces that have always had a great relevance:
- Palazzo Nodari, seat of the city hall;
- Palazzo Roverella, the new seat of the art gallery of the Accademia dei Concordi and of temporary exhibitions;
- Palazzo Roncale;
- Accademia dei Concordi, that hosts an imposing library and was the seat of an art gallery with the most comprehensive collection of Polesan artists (now at Palazzo Roverella);
- Gran Guardia, an impressive building with a conference rooms (I have to photograph it).
In the middle of the square, you see the marble statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first King of the Italian Kingdom from 1861 to 1878 (third photo of this tip).
To sum up, Piazza Vittorio is the heart of Rovigo and of its Venetianness: in case you doubted if Rovigo lies in Veneto or in Emilia-Romagna (a lot of Italians don't know it), a great Saint Mark's lion gives you the answer: this was definitely Venetian land and we should be proud of this heritage!
Address: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
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