Resana, together with its fractions Castelminio and San Marco, is still the main way to the province of Padua. The Motte has been the area chosen for the settlements of the communities of the age Paleoveneta.
Noteworthy the ancient settlement at the Motte of Castelminio. It is a ground relief, consisting of a high mound and of a horseshoe-shaped embankement, heritage of a medieval castle belonged to the family Tempesta, destroyed, according to the historical tradition, in 1325. It was found a core of pottery and a mill in porphyry attributable to the middle-recent Bronze age.
The important road axis formed by the consular road Aurelia, which connected the ancient Patavium (Padua) with Acelum (Asolo), dates back to the Roman times. From the Roman road in Resana still persist some short stretches of cobblestone (via Antica Loreggia). From the eleventh century, the “ville” (a term used to indicate the villages and towns of that times) of Resana and Brusaporco are often cited in bishop’s documents. Interesting is an element in the papal bull of 1152, which shows that the Bishop of Treviso had the Castrum de Resana, i.e. the castle, the village and all the surroundings. The first presence of Venetian nobles owners of extensive estates in Resana dates back to the XVI century. The parish church, dedicated to San Bartolomeo, was built in the mid-eighteenth century based on a project designed by Giorgio Massari.
Noteworthy, Villa Loredan-Morosini, now manor house of the family Di Broglio, remarkable building in Venetian style. In the following ages, Resana confirmed itself as a town with agricultural vocation. It became municipality, belonging to the district of Castelfranco, with Napoleonic decree of 22 December 1807. In November 1908, it was launched the railway line Venice-Bassano, which stopped also at the Resana station, thanks to the initiative of the noble Ernesto Broglio, Minister of the Kingdom of the time, along with Wollemborg. Of great interest are also the numerous rustici (farms), testimony of ancient traditions.
A second element that characterizes the life and landscape of Resana is the presence of sources of water and woods: the northern part of the town is the heart of the area of springs. Here originate many streams and torrents, among these Dese and Marzenego.
Events and trails
South of Resana, along the river Muson towards Camposampiero and Padova, the Sentiero degli Ezzelini changes its name into Sentiero di S.Antonio. On the eastside, we note the cycle-pedestrian lane called ‘GiraSile, La GreenWay del Parco del Sile’. Suggestives are the Sources of Sile (fontanassi). They are between Vedelago, Resana and Piombino Dese, very near the springs of river Zero, which, crossed the city of Treviso, leads to the lagoon, at Portegrandi di Quarto d’Altino (Venezia).
There are three major folk festivals at Resana: in April we celebrate the festival del bruscandolo di San Marco. Here, between December and January, takes place the International exhibition of Christmas nativity scenes. In August, Resana celebrates the Patron Saint S.Bartolomeo and in September, Castelminio celebrates Saints Vittore and Corona with the “festa dea poenta”.