WELCOME TO RIVER NAVIGATION MUSEUM
Going along the state road n. 16, in the direction of Padua or Monselice, cross the village of Battaglia Terme. Bordered to the west by the Euganean Hills and to the east by an intertwining of waterways leading to the sea, the town develops along the banks of the homonymous canal built by the Padovani in the 13th century. Everything at Battaglia has always been connected and related to water. It has been, for centuries, the center of a dense network of traffic and trade that has made it an important river port; its canal was crossed by the great burchi laden with masegni (trachyte) and grains destined to the ports of Venice and the lagoon. The water has also provided the necessary energy for the operation of mills, saws, hammers and madmen of the paper mill, which have made Battaglia an important and dynamic craft center. A testimony to this secular industrial vocation is the Civic Museum of River Navigation. Located at the edge of the Ortazzo Riviera, it is unique in that it collects stories, materials and memories of life lived through which you can rediscover the traditions, practices and activities of a recent past that should not be forgotten.