Pettorazza Grimani

Pettorazza Grimani owes its name to the large rural courtyard located a short distance from the high embankment of the Adige, built in the 16th century by the Grimani, an important, noble Venetian family.

The vicissitudes of this small town are linked, as for others in the Polesine area, to river dynamics. A plaque placed on the bell tower of the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie in Papafava remembers him very well. This plaque schematizes the impressive work of rectification of the Adige river carried out between 1782 and 1783, which led to the union of the village of Pettorazza Vecchia (later Papafava, to the left of the river) with that of Pettorazza Nuova (later Grimani, to the right).