Among all locations in Veneto, Rovigo is probably among the less conspicuous regarding squares, touristic infrastructure and morphology of the territory. Despite that, Rovigo province contains a large presence of architectural evidence dating back to Medieval period.
In the past, the city of Rovigo was a bishop's fiefdom that can still be recognized today thanks to the monuments and especially old towers of the center including Torre Donà and Torre Mozza as main symbols of the ancient fortification of that time.
While senior palaces like Palazzo Roncale and Palazzo Roverella are iconic testimonies of Serenissima Republic, which saw its passage in the fifteenth century contending the territory between Venice and the Papal State.
Key feature of the whole Polesine area is the deep-rooted rural tradition that for centuries distinguishes this territory, the people and its cultural heritage skillfully developed between land and water. Local traditions are preserved under the sign of a life marked by the rhythms of the neighbor River Po, which blows the Adriatic Sea breeze through its Delta in the country villages. In Rovigo was founded the Museum of the Great Rivers dedicated to these testimonies, mandatory to visit if you want to understand the history of this city.
Culture and traditions of Italian countryside are also reflected in local so-called "poor" kitchen. Yet this adjective is not negative meaning for quality but, on the contrary, an added value that indicates the origin of local ingredients, strictly cultivated or bred in Polesine lands and in the lagoons of Po Delta, which also provides freshwater fish specialties. In Rovigo you can taste signature "Risotto Polesano", with eel and mullet or the guinea-fowl "In Tecia".