The perfect city of Alvisopoli in Fossalta di PortogruaroUnknown places & works
The perfect city of Alvisopoli in Fossalta di Portogruaro
The province of Venice is full of hidden jewels that really deserve to be discovered! One of these is Alvisopoli, a small village in Fossalta di Portogruaro.
The story of Alvisopoli is very recent and linked to the Venetian patricians Mocenigo del Ramo di San Samuele. The family appeared in the seventeenth century when it bought a large piece of land including a modest hamlet called Molinat, where later on they would have built a villa.
In the 1800s the estate passed to Count Alvise Mocenigo, who decided to create in the vast land an ideal city, completely self-sufficient.
By using innovative techniques as well as traditional farming, Alvise Mocenigo sought to develop industry through the textile activity sector, to allow the community to become self-sufficient.
Next to the rice fields, the countryside and the fields, some residential buildings were built (small farmhouses for farmers), agroindustrial buildings (colannades, rice fields, furnaces, mills) and public buildings, including two schools and the well-known typography directed by Nicolò Bettoni, which was created here in 1810 and then moved to Venice in 1814.
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