The territory in the north-east of Padua is an almost unique example of preservation to date of the traces of regular agricultural subdivision, which was done in the second half of the First Century BC. The division of the land into centuries, corresponding in squares of about 710 metres in length, and its assignment to colonists, usually veterans, who were by these means rewarded for their service in the army, dates back to that time.
The so-called "graticolato romano" covers areas which are now part of the municipalities of Borgoricco, Massanzago, Camposampiero, Villanova di Camposampiero, S. Giustina in Colle, S. Giorgio delle Pertiche, Campodarsego, Cadoneghe, Vigonza, Villa del Conte, Pianiga in the province of Padua; and S. Maria di Sala e Mirano in the province of Venice.
Museo della Centuriazione Romana
Viale Europa 12
35010 Borgoricco (PD)
Tel. 049 9336321
Uff. 049 9337931
Da martedì a sabato 9.00 - 12.30
Venerdì 15.00 - 18.00
Sabato 15.00 - 18.30
Domenica 10.00 - 12.00 e 15.00 - 18.30