Palazzo Ravenna
If you leave the monument of Garibaldi at your back and turn your gaze to the Chamber of Commerce and the Teatro Sociale, Palazzo Ravenna can be seen between these two buildings. A building with Venetian character built in the late 1500s and early 1600s by the Fracchetta family, then passed to the Bonanome family, which made it their residence in the XVIII century. In 1858 the palazzo was bought by a rich merchant jew, Angelo Ravenna, from whom the palazzo takes its name. He had it carefully restored, transforming the building to that which we see it today. The central hall was lengthened and the building at the back was incorporated into the main building onto which another floor was added. Cast iron was used for window decorations and the railings of the stairs, the first example to be seen in Rovigo.
In the back, structures that were probably used as utility rooms by the Ravenna family, have been recently restored and re-baptized with the name of “Palazzeto delle Campagne Vecchie” “Small Palazzo of the old farmland” and used for cultural activities as well as for housing the rich and valuable archives of the Reclamation Consortium of Polesine Adige Canalbianco, which has had its seat in the building since 1951.

Palazzo Campo and Via Silvestri
What was once called the main road of San Francesco, now Via Silvestri in honor of the noble family who resided there, is actually the natural continuation of Piazza Garibaldi to the east.
In addition to Palazzo Silvestri you can also admire Palazzo Campo, built by the Foligno in the second half of the 1400s. In 1574 Emanuele Filiberto of Savoia resided here. He arrived in Rovigo following Henry III of Valois, as commemorated by a large plaque placed on the facade in 1928.
The palazzo was later bought by the Campo family which probably restored and enriching it with works of art and today it is a school.
Along the way beautiful palazzi face the road, graceful and stately in style and, above all, one of the most important and oldest churches in the city: the church of Saints Franceso and Giustina.