Today I want to tell you about Monselice a characteristic city that hosted me for a year after my move from Puglia!
Monselice is located at the foot of the Euganean Hills, in a plain full of precious orchards, this city is able to accommodate with all the characteristics of a medieval village.
The thing that makes Monselice more special is the road of the Seven Churches that runs along the town center up to the villa Duodo.
- This route is considered the most interesting inserted in the urban and hilly context that connects the old walled city to the wide openness of the plain that makes a spectacular view from the top of the whole city where we can admire houses, mediaeval and baroque churches and the Franciscan convent of San Giacomo, Villa Pisani, the work of Palladio..and the green fruit countryside famous for the cultivation of peaches.
As you can see in this picture you can see very well the long route even if it does not seem of the seven churches that leads to the sanctuary where very special inside we can find the glass tomb of Valentine with a view of his bones really touching! So much so that in the Valentine’s day party there is a very famous ritual throughout the province where all the lovers walk this path up to the sanctuary where a priest gives them lock-keyed blessed pendants.
Another very important event of the city is the Giostra della Rocca where every year you return in a sort of medieval journey in time where the various Contradas (all the hamlets of the city like Ca Oddo or San Martino, San Giacomo etc ..
collide in various races like medieval fashion shows of clothes, archery competitions, drums, chess, horse races etc … this city becomes full of people to witness these 20 days of celebration!
In this wonderful period I try to be always present to witness this event.
I would recommend to all of you to visit this city that thanks to its characteristics can take you on an imaginary journey in the heart of the Middle Ages.
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