Venetian Itinerary

In 1405 the city surrendered to the Republic of Venice and thus began a fruitful period of peace and prosperity, economic wealth and demographic development. The city was protected by a defensive wall (eloquent traces are recognisable today along the course of the Bisatto Canal) and also belonging to this period is the realisation of some of the most significant secular and religious buildings, in addition to priceless works of art, still visible today. The production of artistic ceramics in Este obtained the recognition of the ‘Five Elders of Merchants’ of Venice and it experienced its moment of greatest creative splendour. The city also became the preferred site of sojourns of the noble Venetian families, whose residences and works of art are still today part of the city’s cultural heritage.