A treasure between the hills, sheltered by a castle
In antiquity Montegalda was called Mons Gaudii, Mount of pleasure and joy, which explains why various illustrious figures, such as Antonio Fogarazzo, chose to live there. Straddled between the lands of Vicenza and Padua, settled at the feet of a low-lying group of isolated sloping areas of the Euganean and Berici Hills, Montegalda is a small town located between manors and forests, an architectural and natural treasure chest. Steeped in mystery and tradition, Montegalda hosts seven hills and seven churches, but the true symbol of the town remains Villa Grimani-Marcello-Sorlini, Montegalda´s medieval castle, which found itself at the centre of so many dramatic conflicts, being appointed as early as 1176. Montegalda also evokes genuine tastes at the table. The agriculture is specialised above all in the cultivation of vineyards for classic wines.