Adria (Veneto): what to see


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What to see in Adria, itinerary including the Archaeological Museum, the Cathedral, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Civic Library, where the blind man from Adria is found, a famous work by Tintoretto.


Tourist information

Of very ancient origin, probably around the fourth century BC, as evidenced by various archaeological finds dating back to Etruscan and Greek times, the city of Adria is an agricultural, industrial and commercial center put in communication by means of canals and artificial barriers with Po and Adige rivers, as well as with the sea.

The Adriatic Sea takes its name from Adria.


Sea and river port already important in the Paleolithic era, Adria was conquered in the fourth century BC. by the Syracusans and subsequently occupied by the Gauls.

After a continuous succession of various events and events, which saw it become an integral part of the Byzantine and therefore papal dominion, Adria joined its fate with those of Venice.

What see

The archaeological museum holds important testimonies concerning the history of Adria, among which it is worth mentioning a chariot with the skeletons of horses, dating back to the Gallic period.


The Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the result of various alterations that have taken place over the centuries, has a remarkable eighth century baptistery inside.

The new Cathedral, located in Piazza Garibaldi, was started in the eighteenth century but today's appearance is due to interventions carried out in the following century.

Inside the three naves it is possible to admire a beautiful sixth century bas-relief, coming from Ephesus, and eighth century frescoes placed in the Byzantine crypt.

The famous painting called "The blind man of Adria", work by Tintoretto, is located in the civic library, reachable through the Castello Bridge on the White Canal.

Miss Alpe Adria International al Vigorantino Padova 2019 (September 2022)


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