{ Pictures of the area }

The territory

The original name: "PIAVE" of the farmhouse is still there to be seen on the façade as it has been for centuries. A history of poverty and hardship experienced by tenant farmers who followed on from each other in this house with its stony walls. Various traces of the restoration and extensions can be seen that have changed the "casone" (dwelling with stone walls and thatched roof) into the building that is still standing today. It did not get its name "Piave" by chance: when the building was erected it shared a branch of the river Piave, which ran free across the plain in the mid 1500s without the constriction of today’s banks.
The first settlements dating back to 667 A.D. arose along the Roman road “Opitergium Tridentum”, which starting from Oderzo, passed through the current districts of San Giorgio and Caminada. The most significant historical monument in the area is probably the small old church of San Giorgio with its cycle of frescoes of considerable artistic value.
In the centre of San Polo di Piave, there is the Agenzia Agraria dei Connati Papadopoli, the Castle, Palazzo Bertoni (today the Town Hall), Palazzo Gabrieli and the main church. In the district of Caminada, back on the old Roman road, the small church next to the Cemetery, dedicated to the “Nativity of Maria” is worth a visit.
Not to be missed in the district Tempio is the Church of the Templars, next to the river Lia and lying isolated in the green of the surrounding countryside. It was built in the 12th century by the monastic-military order of the Knights Templar.