Mogliano Veneto, Province of Treviso, Veneto
South of Treviso, along the state road connecting Treviso to Venice, Mogliano was a favorite residential area for the rich venetian merchants who built here their rich Sunday mansions.
- Population: about 26,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 31021
- Dialing Area Code: +39 041
- Frazioni & Localities: Campocroce, Bonisiolo, Zerman.
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Mogliano was always a key communication center, being on the Terraglio road that connected the province capital to the lagoon. The area was plagued by unhealthy marshes, and since Roman times there were attempts to recover the lands. During the barbarian invasions there was further degradation of the marshes, since the population fled to the laggon islands, but with the benedictines in 996 the fields were again recovered for agriculture.
- 1st May, Festa Campestre and Festa dei Fiori
- First and second Sundays in October, Fiera della Madonna del Rosario.
What to see
- The parish church of Santa Maria Assunta, built on the ruins of an early Christian chapel destroyed by the Hungarians, and on the spot of a later Benedictine monastery, with paintings of Palma il Giovane and Sebastiano Santi.
- The church of Sant'Elena (1860) in Zerman, preserving a painting by Palma il Vecchio.
- The church of San Teonisio in Campocroce, with a painting by Palma il Giovane and frescos of Giovan Battista Canal.
- The villas: Villa Bianchi (18th century) with a small church and belltower along the Terraglio road, Villa Zara (17th century), Villa Duodo Trevisanato (17th century), Villa Rigamonti (16th century), Villa Benetton hosting the International Academy of Wrought Iron, Villa Forlani, Villa Dalla Riva, Villa Tornielli today a renowned golf club, Villa Margareta, Villa Foscarini.