A new year, a new edition and many new activities for the project #DaiColliallAdige of the GAL Padovano which restarts after the success of the 2021-2022 season with the usual very rich offer of events and initiatives aimed at promoting the heritage, landscape and culture of the area that goes from the Euganean Hills to the Bassa Padovana.
In fact, during 2023 they will be well 25 free guided tours which will accompany visitors and tourists on a journey through the area full of surprises and which will have as a common thread the four themes Before Venicewhich has its roots in the millenary history of these places, home of the Ancient Venetians, Bike and Wildon two wheels between villages, walled cities, parks, villas and museums, Ancient Ways of Faithon the trail of the spirituality of places, e Rural Passagesfor a dive into culture, art and the landscape.
Many i innovative formats that will be offered to the publicamong these: i bike tour accompanied by the stories and voices of the original GAL Patavino podcast “Rural Passages – Traveling from the Euganean Hills to the Adige”the experiential visits on the back of a donkey and on horseback, i you walk along the pilgrimage routes that will combine history and art, stories and performances, but also “Keepers of beauty: a walk with…”exclusive guided tours in which the “hosts of the house”, those who look after and enhance the treasures of our territory every day, will accompany us in the discovery of some of the most significant places in this area.
The first guided tours scheduled for 2023 they will take us Sunday 22 January to Montagnanlong le Ancient ways of faith making a stop at the suggestive Church of Sant’Antonio Abate – open to the public only on rare occasions – one of the oldest places of worship in the city, and, Saturday 11 Februaryfor Rural Passages to Scodosia farmhouse where, on the occasion of I light up with Menor, National Energy Saving and Sustainable Lifestyles Day, the majestic Villa Correr will host a guided mystery candlelight tour. Sunday February 26thinstead, a Este the first appointment with the format “Keepers of beauty: a walk with…” will open the doors for us Reading Cabinet where to accompany us on the journey through ancient books, stories and curiosities, will be the words and tales of those who look after and value this place every day, the fulcrum for many decades of the city’s cultural and creative ferment.
Lots of new features also for the video service it will create 19 promotional videos thanks to the involvement of the group of young video makers that has been established in the area in recent years thanks to the Dai Colli all’Adige project.
The videos will be dedicated to the narration of school tourism events, to the promotion of free guided tours and special events, but also to an exciting story in images of some tourist itineraries.
And finally, in this school year 2022-2023, the experiential school tourism project will also start again Pechéte with 3 Institutes and 9 classes of the territory – between Monselice, Conselve, Montagnana and Sant’Elena – involved in a innovative path dedicated to the knowledge of the Euganean Hills and the Bassa Padovana area and to the production of tools for the promotion of rural and proximity tourism.
The schools and young people participating in this new edition of Pechéte they will be called upon to conceive, design and enhance three different tourist itineraries in the area that goes from the Euganean Hills to the Adige river, starting from all the materials created over the years by the project – maps, audio and video guides, visual novels and much more – available on the website www.pechete.it.
In the spring of 2023, at the end of the path which will be structured with guided tours and classroom workshops involving tourist guides and experts, the 3 different events open to the public where students, acting as “expert guides of the area” will accompany the visitors – families, students from other schools, but also tourists – to discover mapped itineraries and in-depth tourist resources during the school year.
There will be 3, as usual, i themes in which the project will be declined: Ancient Ways of Faithdedicated to places of spirituality and the treasures of local religious art and architecture, which will follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and wayfarers along the Romea Strata and the Romea Germanica, ancient and extremely important pilgrimage routes; Ancient Venetians, with a focus on archeology that will involve students in the creation of a thematic itinerary dedicated to the civilization of the ancient Veneti and to the formation of Roman Venetia; and finally, Pechétethe trend that focuses on the identity resources of the area by combining history, art, nature and traditions, and which this year will follow the winged Lion of Venice which has left its footprints in the Bassa Padovana, among Venetian villas and reclamation works.
From the hills to the Adige is a project that is part of the Local Development Program 2014-2020 of the LAG Patavino and is supported by European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (with the European Union, the State and the Veneto Region) and by Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo Foundation.
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