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The Castle of San Martino of Vanezza, located on the south bank of the River Bacchiglione, is an interesting example of construction suitable for the defense of the territory. This Castle belonged, in fact, to a construction circuit of defense that drove up to the Euganean hills reaching up to Este. The oldest part of the complex, the tower was built around the year one thousand. It was elevated during Carrarese times and other buildings have been added with bays on two floors above ground and a rugged fence in trachyte stone perhaps has been rebuilt, on the south side. During the Venetian domination, the castle was adapted to the river port. Currently the complex houses the Museum of the Bacchiglione River and its territory as part of the Provincial Museum System: the Museum is divided into two sections: the archeological and the geomorphological. The Archaeological Section welcomes pre-Roman and Roman artefacts found in the Bacchiglione river, between Cervarese Santa Croce and Ponte San Nicolò. The route continues on two other rooms that house a collection of numerous ceramic objects of medieval and modern times. Section Geomorphologic welcomes monossili boats, oak, discovered in 1972 in the Bacchiglione river near the bridge of selvazzano Dentro and dated with the C14 method of the eighth century. A cartographic journey completes the section that allows you to understand the evolution of the hydrographic territory.