Medoacus was set up in 1986; from the beginning has distinguished itself for its rooting in the aerea between Padua and Venice. However, its taste for local color draws a cosmopolitan breath: its guidebooks have all been translated by qualified native language instructors and published in ten languages.
The prominence initially given to the banks of the Brenta river, later shifted to the Villas that have been built by the Venetian gentry along the Brenta Riverside.
Since the beginning of the nineties a particular attention is devoted to the Villa Pisani in Stra when the publisher, together with the Italian Government’s Printing Office and Mint, open the first bookshop in the Villa. It is in this context that our most prestigious work was published: “I Tesori di Villa Pisani” (Treasures of villa Pisani), following an active collaboration with the Eastern Veneto Regional Council for Art, Architecture and the Environment.
In the same period the inquisitive spirit of Medoacus extends to the town of Padua. Here a very detailed city guide of the town was published, soon followed by other publications that culminate in its “Guida a Giotto nella Cappella degli Scrovegni” (A Guide to Giotto Paintings in the Scrovegni’s Chapel).
Future projects include more titles dedicated to the Venetian Villas which are within the Veneto Region with particular attention to the Palladian Villas, as well as the towns of Venice and Verona.
Our pride lies in our convinction that it is often little seeds that sprout long roots can best withstand the passage of time and bear abundant fruit.
Guide to the City of Padua
To deeply know Padua in six itineraries. Format: 14 x 21 cm Confection: Brochure Pages: 190 Price: € 8,00 Edition: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish Download READ MORE
Giotto in the Cappella degli Scrovegni
Monographic volume with the history and complete guide to the chapel's artistic works. Format: 18 x 25,6 cm Pages 64 Price € 10 Edition: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish Download READ MORE
Life and the Basilica of St. Anthony
A guide to know the life of the most revered saint and his chapel. Format: 15,1 x 21,1 cm Confection: metal point Pages 36 Price € 3 Edition: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish,... READ MORE
Villa Pisani – Guide
Guide of the museum and the Villa Pisani park. Format: 18 x 25,6 cm Confection: Brochure Pages: 64 Price€ 10,50 Edition: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish Download READ MORE
Guide to the Riviera del Brenta
A guide for itineraries, ideal for discovering all the corners of the Riviera. Format: 10,5 x 21 cm Confection: Brochure Pages: 108 Price: € 5,50 Edition: Italian, English, French, German Download READ MORE
The Maze of Villa Pisani
Map of the labyrinth complete with compass and pencil to trace the path, with historical background. Format: 15x21 cm Price: € 3,50 Quadrilingual edition Download READ MORE