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MEDIEVAL REENACTMENT “VOICES FROM THE MIDDLE AGES” Cittadella turns the wheel of time all the way back to the Middle Ages. Medieval camp, medieval market, tournaments and medieval shows around and inside the mighty walls of Cittadella, the best preserved ones in Europe. Over the last weekend of September the Association “Arme, Dame e Cavalieri” (Weapons, Ladies and Knights) organizes in Cittadella a historical reenactment of the most relevant period of its past, the 13th century, using the ramparts and other important sites in Cittadella as background.
During these two days the square and the streets are transformed into a medieval town with armed men, archers, musicians and jesters, historical games, medieval markets and antique crafts as well as special attractions like falconry with different birds of prey. The public is actively involved and becomes part of it all.
The reenactment ends at sunset with a torchlight procession, fireworks and the setting on fire of the fortress.
The medieval tavern is open and offers medieval dishes made of local products.


 


IBA PANG OPERATIVE INFORMATION
The detailed programme will be published on this website: www.armedamecavalieri.it


Information:

Tourist Office IAT Cittadella
Porte Bassanesi,2 – 35013 Cittadella
tel .+ 39 0499404485
mail: turismo@comune.cittadella.pd.it
homepage http://turismo.comune.cittadella.pd.it
  • Piazza Pierobon
    Cittadella (PD)

COMUNE DI CITTADELLA


You are invited to visit Cittadella, a splendid medieval walled town near important centers of art such as Padova, Vicenza, Treviso. Cittadella shares its Venitian historical background with other walled towns like Bassano del Grappa, Marostica, Asolo and Castelfranco Veneto.
Contacts ng mga kumpanya
VIA INDIPENDENZA 41
35013 - CITTADELLA (PD)
0499413553 www.comune.cittadella.pd.it
Iba pang impormasyon
The foundation of Cittadella dates back to 1220, when Padova decided  to found “ex novo” a fortified castle in the central area of the Venetian  plain in order to protect the boundary lines of its countryside from the aggression of  Treviso and Vicenza, and also to control the local Lords and to start a policy of agricultural colonisation.

Political, military and economic reasons are therefore at the root of the founding  of Cittadella, even though this area had been populated since ancient  times: although materials evidencing the Paleo-Venetian civilisation  are lacking, it has been proven that the Romans had  been here since the II century B.C. In 148 B.C. they built the Postumia  road, an artery that runs through Northern Italy connecting Genoa and  Aquileia; parts of this road remained viable until the  XI century. Another important axes was the road that connected Padova to the  Valsugana. On these two important orthogonal axes (decuman and cardo, respectively) the Romans rationally organised the territory with the centuriation in 89 B.C., leaving their indelible mark on the area. The choice of the site of Cittadella isn’t therefore accidental: it is located on the southern borders of a large Agro Centuriato at the feet of the Pre-Alps of Bassano. It can rely on the proximity of the River Brenta and the resurgence belt, as well as important road axes. At the end of Roman domination, the territory was likely under
 control of the Longobards, even if sources from the Early Middle Age are limited. Most probably a general depopulation was occurring then and the environment grew wild, while other feudal powers developed around small towns like Onara, Fontaniva, Tombolo, and Galliera.Between the 12th and 13th centuries the municipal territory of Padova started a vigorous expansionist policy and clashed therefore with Treviso and Vicenza. The area of the middle Brenta became a theatre for wars and the emergence of Cittadella must be seen in this context.
Between 1237 and 1256, Cittadella suffered the terrible domination of the local lordling Ezzelino III of Romano, who had built in 1251 the “Torre di Malta” (tower of Malta) as a horrible prison for his enemies. Over the 14th and 15th centuries the town was again under control of the Carraresi from Padova and became a real stronghold in the territory of Padova. In
 1406, just like all the Venetian mainland, Cittadella passed under the political dominion of Venice that sent its podestà (governor). The Serenissima (Venice) ruled over these lands until 1797, when Napoleon, during his Italian campaign, conquered all the north. After the treaty of Vienna (1815), Veneto submitted to Austria until 1866, when it finally entered the united“Regno d’Italia” (italian kingdom). Nowadays Cittadella belongs to the province of Padova, counts about 20,000 inhabitants and encompasses on a territory of about 36 km².
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