Montagnana is a town in the Province of Padua in the Italian region Veneto with 9401 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012).

The nearby towns are Saletto, Megliadino San Fidenzio, Casale di Scodosia, Urbana, Bevilacqua, Pojana Maggiore and Noventa Vicentina.

The local specialty is the Dolce di Montagnana, a least twelve months supported and provided with the DOP seal type of ham.


In the city are:

  • A city wall, which is completely preserved.
  • The castle of San Zeno, built by Ezzelino da Romano
  • The Gothic cathedral (1431-1502), with additions from the Late Renaissance. Inside is a transfiguration of Paolo Veronese and a fresco Judith and David, which was attributed to Giorgione recently.
  • Palazzo Magnavin - Fioratti, in Gothic- Venetian style.
  • The Town Hall ( 1532)

Outside the town is the Villa Pisani, one of the masterpieces of Andrea Palladio.


Every year on the first Sunday in September, a reaching back to the 12th century horse race, the Palio dei Communi 10 instead.

Sons and daughters of the town