VALDAORA/OLANG SANTA MARIA DI SALA


30 May 2019
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Thursday
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222 km
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SANTA MARIA DI SALA

S. Maria di Sala is a small town of 18.000 inhabitants not far from Venice and the cities of Padua and Treviso. A big part of the town area is based on one of the many Roman road systems, commonly called Grids, that date back to the Augustan era (first century BC – first century AC). One of the best preserved monuments is Villa Farsetti. This villa, built in the 1750s, takes its name from the contract development of abbot Filippo Farsetti on the project of Paolo Posi, a Sienese architect. Being a cultural hub and exhibition headquarters, the facility will be home to the Quartiertappa, the beating heart of the pink race, in honor of the 102nd Giro d’Italia.

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GALLERY

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GASTRONOMY

The numerous restaurants in the countryside of Sala offer tastes of local products, from various versions of salted cod (in tècia, in white wine, alla vicentina and in cream) to Radicchio (Santa Maria di Sala is a production area of the diverse radicchio of Castelfranco and the premature red radicchio of Treviso); some specialties include typical venetian fish and grilled meat with the traditional cold cuts of the area.

PLACES OF INTEREST

Aside from Villa Farsetti and its big gardens, the village of Stigliano should be mentioned, a place where a fortress was built as early as the first millennium, where a Roman castrum already stood; a fortress that was then transformed into the castle we now know by the Carraresi and Venetians. The parish church of Santa Maria di Sala is also prominent, built in the 1600s and once inserted into the feudal power structures. Lastly, another place that can’t be missed is Caltana’s Villa Piatti, an ancient 17th century building, and seventeenth-century church.

HISTORY

Inhabitants:18 000

Origins: Paleovenetian with the characteristic territorial framework dating back to the Roman colonization.

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