After the age of retreats (RUA) and abbeys (PRAGLIA), the fifth century engendered a period of refined beauty and artistic blossoming for the Euganean Hills that found its highest form of expression in the Venetian Villa.
Famous architects like Andrea Palladio constructed houses around the area for the most powerful Venetian families of the time (Papafava, Barbarigo…). However, it is because of the Carraresi family that, in the sixth century, the great medieval fortifications flourished in the cities of Monselice, Este and Montagnana (a wall surrounds an area of more than 2000 meters, broken by 24 hexagonal towers). .
From village to village, the protagonists of artistic crafts itineraries are the laboratories and the shops where the master craftsmen created precious artworks, made with techniques handed down from generation to generation.