This large building is located along the road near the Treviso Gate, the Eastern gate. It was once the Governor’s residence – the Governor (podestà) sent out by the City of Padova and from the 15th century on by the Republic of Venice. Its interior is striking with decoration of mock tapestry with vertical stripes, polychromatic friezes, round frames of portraits and medallions. The main portal is also notable, in red marble with a lion of St. Mark and medallions with portraits of Pandolfo and Carlo Malatesta, who were lords of Cittadella. The palace, recently restored, currently hosts the Pretorio Onlus foundation which organizes national art exhibitions.
via G. Marconi, 30
Fondazione Pretorio Tel. 049-9413474
open to visitors during art exhibitions or upon booking at the tourist office IAT.