The parish Church of San Vitale is situated at the beginning of via Roma, on the left hand coming from San Donà.The first piece of news about a chapel dedicated to the Saint dates back to 1334 and a little bad-preserved building with his name to 1474.
Until the late 18th century noble Venetian families bought property widely, and Fossalta did not escape their attention.Here they sought both to develop agriculture and to build houses in which to spend their leisure time.Sadly, Fossalta's artistic and historical heritage has suffered severe losses.Nevertheless, several interesting traces of the past have luckily survived the buffetings of World War I.
A lot of interesting old buidings are still standing in Meolo, including several handsome country houses which even now, blend in with the countryside, most of which is given over to farming.Meolo has retained a very distinctive and dignified character, and today is a bustling town with a strong sense of identity and potential.Driving through the town along the riverbanks, in the direction of Fossetta, the grandiose Villa De Marchi-Nardari (late 18th century) stands on the left.This large, handsome house has an English-style park containing a beautiful wellhead.
Musile is attractive basically for its good position in the map of Basso Piave.This town, with its wide open spaces, spreads out between the river Piave and the Venetian lagoon. Just a few traces of the past are still available, except for some Roman finds appeared in local excavations and kept at the City Hall.The First and the Second World War did not spare this town and its ancient main church, dedicated to San Donato.Instead of it, however, you can visit the beautiful Church re-built in 1919 in modern-Gothic style, still dedicated to the Patron saint of the town.
Here, as elsewhere, Venice was keen to make its presence felt. Virtually all the land was bought up by numerous aristocratic families who, as was the custom, built fine villas on their property, attracted by the fertile soil, the lovely countryside and, above all the convenient river link with Venice.Tragically, Noventa was reduced to a heap of rubble in World War I after troops retreated from the front at Caporetto. Local people disregarded advice against rebuilding the town.