It is not really clear how this city originated but it appears that a number of inhabitants of the Paduan plain took refuge on the islands of the lagoon after the Longobard invasion of the Veneto in 368.
During that period the area was not completely disinhabited. Those who sought refuge thinking of just a temporary solution found themselves considering those places their new home; this because they got used to it and because they saw the area as being safer to live in should a future invasion occur. During the following years the islands got more and more populated until all 118 of them where occupied.
The purpose of this brief introduction is not to replace a tourist guide. To follow are just some of the main buildings, sites and events to help you define a tourist itinerary.
Squares and Campi
We would like to remind that Matrixrelais represents an excellent choice for accomodation and for visitng Venice. It is better than a Hotel / Inn as you can truly feel at home. There are also many advantages: the Matrixrelais is only 20 kilometers away from Venice; starting from the Matrixrelais it is possible to get to Venice by car either on the motorway (the Matrixrelais is only 1,5 km away from the motorway exit of Padua Est) or on the beatiful riviera del Brenta road. It is also possible to travel by train for those who do not wish to use the car; the Padua-Ponte di Brenta train station is in fact only a few minutes away on foot from the residence.
Moreover, if you are looking for a Hotel, Inn or a bed & breakfast in Venice, Mestre (Venice), Dolo (Venice) or Strà (Venice) the Matrixrelais will meet all your needs.