Battaglia Terme is a town in the province of Padua, located between the plains of Veneto and the Euganei hills. The territory is crossed by several rivers and the landscape is rich in attractions, such as disused quarries of trachyte, the caves of the Hill of St Helena with its thermal springs and several lake districts.
The area was inhabited since ancient times and colonized by the Romans, it was highly appreciated for the presence of hot springs. The latter represented, even in subsequent years, a strong attraction: in fact the first main settlement, which developed around year 1000, was located at very short distance from the thermal baths of the Hill of St Helena. Some time later, once created the artificial channel of Battaglia, which brings the waters of the Bacchiglione to the channel of Bisato, the town developed on the banks of this and strengthened the industrial and commercial activities, thanks to the construction of a port and the navigability of the channels towards the Adriatic Sea.
- the XVIII century Church of San Giacomo features a façade decorated with four half-columns with capitals resting on tall pedestals and embellished by statues and a tympanum. Inside are preserved the altars from the older church, also dedicated to St. James, which was demolished to give space to this newer building to cover the changing needs of the population. Among these, worthy of mention, is the main altar completed in the second half of the XVII century. Inside are preserved an ancient marble holy water stoop and several valuable artworks, including a Madonna with Child of the artist Morlaiter, statues of Saints Peter and Paul by Fabris, a XVI century baptismal font and numerous paintings, including one by Ridolfi;
- the Oratory of Santa Maria;
- the XVI century Castle of Catajo, which features towers and battlements on the outside and frescoes by the artist Zeolotti on the inside;
- Villa Elmo Capodilista, built between the XVI and the XVII centuries, is surrounded by a beautiful park;
- the XVI century Villa Selvatico-Sartori;
- the Museum of River Navigation;
- the navigation lock.