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Sarcedo

Description

The town's name seems to derive from the Latin word "querquetum" (oak).
Municipality in the province of Vicenza, located between the hilly area that anticipates the Alps and a particularly fertile flat area, Sarcedo, is washed by the streams Igna and Astico.
The discovery of Neolithic Age rests attest the presence of settlements since prehistoric times. In fact the morphological characteristics and the presence of water courses favored and inevitably attracted groups of people. Even the Romans settled there, as evidenced by the presence of a necropolis of the period of Roman colonization in Veneto. Although the first documents that report the existence of a stable settlement in the area, date back to year 983, there is reason to believe that the original foundation occurred around 100-200 years before. The town belonged to the Counts of Vicenza and the Lords of Verlati and was sold, in the XIV century, to the town of Vicenza. Involved in the clashes between the Della Scala and the Carrara, during the following centuries, its inhabitants shared a similar history to the other localities in the nearby, until it passed under the domain of the Serenissima Republic of Venice. After the conquest by Napoleon and a period of acquisition by Austria, Sarcedo, finally was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy.

Attractions:
- the Church of St. Andrew, built in the second half of the XVIII century, features a single nave plan in Baroque style with four side altars and one central one, artworks of the artists Maganza, Mariotti, Verla and De Pieri;
- the Church of San Pietro in Bodo, already mentioned in the XIII century, was probably founded in even earlier times. Of great simplicity, features a single nave;
- Villa Capra, built in the second half of the XVIII century, it is anticipated by a staircase, that seems to greet its visitors, with a portico formed by four columns with Ionic capital base and surmounted by a pediment decorated with a tympanum and statues;
- Villa Zironda, built in the mid-XV century and enlarged at the end of the XIX century. It features beautiful Gothic windows;
- the late XIX century Villa Tretti;
- the early XIX century Villa Suman;
- the XVII century Villa Franzan;
- Villa Saugo Belmonte;
- the Wool Mill of Beaupain.
- the Mill of Igna.

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