“I flee the city as life imprisonment, and choose to live in a solitary small village, in a nice little house, surrounded by olive trees and a vineyard, where I spend my days in complete tranquility, away from the tumult, noise and chores, reading constantly and writing “. Time seems to have stood at when Francesco Petrarca chose this ancient village to spend the last years of his life and to be buried here. This is how the great poet described the sights of Arquà: “Vast forests of chestnut, walnut, beech, ash, oak covered the slopes at Arquà, but more than anything else it was vines, olives and almond trees that made the charming and typical landscape of Arquà “. Here visitors are surrounded by a landscape of intact gentleness, the town develops around its square and churchyard, were Petrarca grave is located, adorned with a bust dating from the fifteenth century. The village, where there is also a notable Lombard castle, has grown until the sixteenth century, under Venice, to be then abandoned in the following centuries. Being abandoned made it possible to maintain the original urban plan, giving today’s visitor a unique example of a medieval village.