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Codevigo is a municipality south of Piove di Sacco, on the boundary of the provinces of Padua and Venice, with extensive marshlands.
A Roman presence is attested in the area and a document dating to AD 988 testifies to a donation of property in loco et fundo Caput de Vico by Domenico dei fu Roberto to the monastery of the Santissima Trinità at Brondolo. As in the other municipalities linked to the Antico Dogado Local Action Group, the reclamation work carried out by the Venetian monasteries in the Middle Ages played a decisive role in the area.
Under the rule of Carraresi, the signori of Padua, numerous fortresses and lookout towers were built to support the defence system.
Following the defeat of the Paduans, the Venetians undertook major reclamation projects. Alvise Cornaro, scion of the local branch of the Venetian noble family and celebrated arts patron, left his mark on these lands. In competition with the Benedictines in nearby Correzzola, he launched major reclamation projects here and commissioned a family palazzo, where he hosted the famous local playwright Angelo Beolco known as Il Ruzzante.
Other Venetian noble families - like the Foscari and Grimani - also had properties in this area.
AREA ( 70,02
DENSITY (inhabitants/ 80,22
OECD rural area (density < 150 inhabitants/ SI'
* Inhabitants as of 21/10/2001, date of the 14th Population and Housing Census, ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics).

Sites worth seeing:
  • Church of San Zaccaria, attributed to Lorenzo da Bologna with façade by Falconetto
  • Villa Grimani (the exterior can be seen from the left bank of the river Bacchiglione)
  • Palazzo dei Merli, Cambroso (open to the public – currently a restaurant)
  • Casa del Cornaro
  • Valle Millecampi and Casone delle Sacche
  • Pumping station in Santa Margherita di Codevigo
  • Fogolana (pumping station, courtyard, Ponte della Rotta)


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