Palazzo Mocenigo (XVI century) – National Museum Atestino
Este is the fulcrum of the history of the ancient Veneti, whose most representative archaeological remains are conserved in the National Museum Atestino. Living in this region throughout the first millennium B.C., the Veneti were an ancient Italic civilisation, rather peaceful and industrious. Great farmers, livestock producers and in particular of horses (the horse for the Veneti was nothing less than a sacred animal), they mastered the art of bronze and they were involved in flourishing craft and merchant activities. The Roman section of the museum illustrates the transformation of the city of Ateste, between I century B.C. and II century A.D., while a small section is dedicated to medieval, Renaissance and modern ceramics.
Opening times: from 8:30 a.m.to 7:30 p.m. (the ticket office closes at 7 p.m.) Closed on Christmas, 1 January, 1 May
ATTENTION TO THE VISITORS: From June till December 2019, every third Sunday of the month National Archeological Musem is open only from 02:30 p.m. till 07:30 p.m.; the same applies for the period January-June 2020 (January 19th, February 16th, March 15th, April 19th, May 17th, June 21st).
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