3 Fall Day Trips (By Train) From Florence in Northern Italy
Sant’Antonio di Padova e Monte Grappa is a fascinating historical site in northern Italy, where you can learn about the battle of Sant’Antonio and discover hidden caves, underground stations, and more.
You could spend your whole vacation in Padova and go to the beautiful San Piero Maggiore church, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or you could also take a walking tour through the beautiful streets of Padova, or take the train to Monte Grappa, a small town about 10 minutes from Padova.
There you’ll see the historic castle, many other palazzi built in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the famous San Piero Maggiore church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a great place to learn about the history of the church and of the battle that took place near here in 1324, when the forces of King Philip IV of France and his advisor, Niccolò Machiavelli, defeated the troops of the Republic of Venice.
Here are some of the best Fall Day Trips from Florence to Monte Grappa.
Sant’Antonio di Padova e Monte Grappa is a curious location. In this tiny town in the center of the Italy, you can find many palazzi built in the 16th and 17th century, as well as the famous San Piero Maggiore church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The castle of Sant’Antonio di Padova
The castle of Sant’Antonio di Padova stands as one of the most important relics from the history of the Republic of Venice.
The walls of the fortification were built by the Republic of Venice, in order to protect their territory from the attacks of the armies of the Spanish and French kings. In 1482, the castle received the name of San Giovanni di Morbio Maggiore, in honor of the patron saint of the city and of Padova, as well as the fact that during this event the Venetians were victorious.