What to see in Lonigo, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including Piazza Garibaldi, which overlooks Palazzo Pisani, Towers of the Scaligeri Castle, Villa Giovannelli and Villa Pisani.
Located at the foot of the Berici mountains, on the Guà stream, Lonigo is a lively agricultural, commercial and industrial center, whose origins date back to Roman times.
In medieval times the village was disputed between the Ezzelini, the Scaligeri and the Visconti, until 1404, when it was subjected to Venice.
In the sixteenth century, with the Pisani family, there was the maximum period of prosperity, thanks to the reclamation of the surrounding plain.
The Palazzo Comunale overlooks Piazza Garibaldi, featuring a beautiful rustic bosses portal and a double access staircase, which in the past had been the residence of the Pisans and therefore better known as Palazzo Pisani.
The two towers of the Scaligeri castle are still visible, also a short distance away is the Cathedral, built in neo-Romanesque style at the end of the nineteenth century.
The Cathedral of Lonigo, dedicated to the Most Holy Redeemer, was built between 1877 and 1895 in neo-Romanesque style.
The decision to build a new church was made following a procession held in 1855 as a thank you for salvation from a cholera epidemic and for having a larger church.
The building was built on the site of the castle, in place of the subsequent church of San Marco and the convent of the Poor Clares.
The Giovannelli villa is noteworthy, characterized by an elegant entrance including statues and surrounded by a large garden.
Just outside the inhabited center is Villa Pisani, also called Rocca, a building dating back to the end of the sixteenth century.