|Comune di Battaglia Terme|
Night view from the bridge on Canale Battaglia.
|• Mayor||Massimo Momolo|
|• Total||6 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||11 m (36 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. James|
|Saint day||July 25|
The construction of the navigable Battaglia canal in the early 13th century brought traffic and growth to the town which commanded a central position at the confluence of several canals in the network of barge traffic that linked Este and Padua, the Adriatic, the Lagoon of Venice and the north by means of the Brenta Canal, the canalized Bacchiglione and the Adige.
- The Villa Emo-Capodilista, erected in the mid-17th century by Marquis Benedetto Selvatico, the owner of the mineral springs. The castle features several thermal lakes and has been the royal residence of the Italian King Vittorio Emanuele III during the first World War.
- the Castello del Catajo, a large castle-residence with internal frescoes by Giambattista Zelotti