Battaglia Terme

Battaglia Terme is a town and comune in the Veneto region of Italy, in the province of Padua.

Battaglia Terme
Comune di Battaglia Terme
Night view from the bridge on Canale Battaglia.
Night view from the bridge on Canale Battaglia.
Location of Battaglia Terme
Battaglia Terme is located in Italy
Battaglia Terme
Battaglia Terme
Location of Battaglia Terme in Italy
Battaglia Terme is located in Veneto
Battaglia Terme
Battaglia Terme
Battaglia Terme (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°18′N 11°47′E / 45.300°N 11.783°E / 45.300; 11.783
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvincePadua (PD)
Government
 • MayorMassimo Momolo
Area
 • Total6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[3]
 • Total4,031
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Battagliensi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
35041
Dialing code049
Patron saintSt. James
Saint dayJuly 25
WebsiteOfficial website

Battaglia lies at the easternmost edge of the volcanic Euganean Hills, and has been noted for its warm saline springs and natural vapour grotto since the Middle Ages.[4]

HistoryEdit

The construction of the navigable Battaglia canal in the early 13th century brought traffic and growth to the town which commanded a central position at the confluence of several canals in the network of barge traffic that linked Este and Padua, the Adriatic, the Lagoon of Venice and the north by means of the Brenta Canal, the canalized Bacchiglione and the Adige.

Main sightsEdit

  • Villa Emo-Capodilista: erected in the mid-17th century by Marquis Benedetto Selvatico, the owner of the mineral springs. The castle features several thermal lakes and has been the royal residence of the Italian King Vittorio Emanuele III during the first World War.
  • Castello del Catajo: large castle-residence with internal frescoes by Giambattista Zelotti
  • San Giacomo: baroque style parish church

Twin townEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population data from Istat
  4. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Battaglia". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 529.

External linksEdit