TOWN OF MIRANO IN THE VENICE PROVINCE
Mirano is located just north of Mira along one of the side canals of the Brenta system. This is a great little town to day trip to when you are visiting Venice, or even a nice option to staying in the city. There is a nice bike path that runs through the city and some quiet country roads for riding or running before setting out on your day of site seeing.
Including the area between Padua, Venice and Treviso, the territory of Mirano is known for its numerous parks, villas and interesting itineraries dedicated to Giambattista and Gian Domenico Tiepolo. The surrounding Venetian countryside reveals rural and urban signs of human activities through the centuries; from the Roman urbanization with the grating, to the presence of numerous patrician houses, built by the Venetian nobility between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that are softened with scenic parks.
The name of the town is known to be linked to that of Tiepolo, whose art adorns buildings and places of worship, including the church dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, which houses the Altarpiece of Sant'Antonio, painted by Giambattista Tiepolo. Villa Tiepolo with the famous representation of Pul, in the nearby village of Zianigo, was painted by his son Gian Domenico Cinella. The center revolves around Piazza Martiri della Libertà which is overlooked by elegant buildings, among them Villa Corner-Renier, now the town.
The complex of Molini di Sotto, a nineteenth-century mill, is mirrored in the waters of the Muson river. It is a pleasure to take a stroll a few steps from the historical center in the public parks of the seventeenth-century Villa Morosini - XXV Aprile and Belvedere. The Castel is found in front of the latter, a charming nineteenth century building with the caves of Belvedere. The charming structure was wanted by a noble Venetian according to the dictates of the late romantic style of fake ruins.