Lonigo

  • Lonigo, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto

Historical Highlights

The first sources are the 976, but it seems that the walls of the Castle of Lonigo have been raised already by the Romans (150-100 a.C.), that in the Vicenza founded more colonies to oversee the mountains, and to cope with the invasion of the Alemanni.
The castle, under the Conti di Vicenza, was placed on a hill along the river Novo. With domains Scaliger and Venetian siege and destruction ceased, but already in the '500 Castle Lonigo was almost in ruins since the City of Vicenza had suspended the maintenance. There remain today only Mastio, up about 33, and the Tower at La Scala, who became prison.

Monuments

- Il Mastio (externally visible).
- Tower of prisons (externally visible).
- Villa Pisani in Bagnolo (visited every day by appointment 10,00 – 12,00 and 14,00 – 18,00).
- Palazzo Pisani (visible during the opening hours of the Municipal Offices).
- La Rocca Pisa (private residence – visible prior arrangement – Tel.: 0444 830364).
- Villa San Fermo - Giovanelli (used as a school – Phone to arrange visits: 0444 830067).
- Municipal Theatre (Phone to arrange visits: 0444 835010).
- Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles (open).
- Old Church (open).
- Cathedral (open).
- Church of St. Daniel (open).

Events

- Trade Fair – last ten days of March.
- The gold of the earth Leonicena – 2First Sunday of May.
- Goblets of Stars – 10 August.
- Music and new wine – 1° decade di novembre.

Inner-city

The original configuration of the walls at La Scala shines today only by the presence of two towers, while even the ruins of the castle have been concealed from recent constructions. The urban reforms of the nineteenth century and the erection of the cathedral on the site of Castellazzo (They calm and then also said Castelgiuncoli), in fact totally altered the center, leading to the loss of defensive walls and the displacement of over Guà, whose branch deflected, said Fiumicello, time spent within the village. The tour begins along via Roma, which ends in Piazza Matteotti, on the left of which is the Old Church affacca, the ancient parish, that preserves some interesting paintings. A little further on stands the Palazzo Pisani, built in 500 by incorporating the Port of Bagnolo and then expanded in the 700, incorporating the bases of two corner towers Scala. Through the arch of the palace, you get to Piazza IV Novembre, where stands, addition to the Cathedral, Keep the top of the Castellazzo to the addition scaligera. Holding via Pontedera, parallel to the perimeter walls that outlined, you come to the neo-Gothic tower of Villa Mugna, seat of the Municipality, rebuilt on the foundations of an ancient tower. Behind the cathedral stands instead of the Prison Tower (with stone shelves). It's back to Piazza Garibaldi and turn left along the colonnaded street of the same name, in the past and closed by a door from the Clock Tower, demolished in the beginning of the twentieth century. Continuing, you can go along Ognibene, that ends in front of the monumental entrance of the Villa dei Principi Giovanelli (off Map).

Useful links

www.comune.lonigo.vi.it