Attractions in Rovigo

By : Sagarika


Rovigo is a small town with many attractions. Some of the famous attractions in Rovigo are -

  • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Pinacoteca
  • Duomo Santo Stefano
  • Plazza Garibaldi
  • Beata Vergine del Soccorso
  • Museo dei Grandi Fiumi

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II is central square in old town and heart of Rovigo. There are many street cafes and you can enjoy the view of surrounding buildings. High above the square is the Venetian lion perched on a column which bears witness to the former membership of Doge's republic of Venice.

Duomo Santo Stefano

The cathedral of Santo Stefano has its origins in 964. Although the first church might well have existed shortly before, a first written mention of the parish of St. Stephen can be found at this time. In the following centuries the church was enlarged several times and finally developed into a cathedral. Despite repeated attempts, the facade remained unfinished until the end and is a simple brick wall today.

Torre Donà

From Piazza Matteotti you can already see the two brick towers of the medieval ramparts which rise in a park off the square. The Torre Donà, the higher of the two towers and the smaller tower are surrounded by the ruins of a fortified wall. The noble family of Este of Ferrara secured the City of Rovigo in the Middle Ages and built a castle and defensive towers. From the mighty fortress and the wall which once surrounded the city only the remains of the former bastion have been preserved in the park around the Torre Donà.

Accademia dei Concordi and Pinacoteca

The Accademia dei Concordi was established at today’s Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II in Rovigo back in 1580. Count Gaspare Campo was the driving force at this time and he ordered painters from all over Veneto to paint portraits of famous personalities of the city and display them in the Accademia. Since then, the Accademia deo Concordi has been the cultural centre of art in Rovigo. Today the Pinacoteca is housed in the neighbouring Palazzo Roverella.