- The Tenuta di Ca’ Tron [Ca’ Tron Agricultural Estate]: A return to Cattolica's agricultural roots
The Tenuta di Ca’ Tron [Ca’ Tron Agricultural Estate]: A return to Cattolica's agricultural roots Sustainability
It is the largest single-parcel farmstead in the Region of Veneto. Its about 2,000 hectares includes a historical park, the contemporary archives on political history, the Auditorium, the biotechnology laboratory, and the H-FARM start-up incubator
Immersed in the heart of the Veneto, in the municipality of Roncade, province of Treviso, with a small part in that of Meolo, province of Venice, Ca’ Tron is the largest single agricultural estate of the region.
For Cattolica, this is no mere property holding or farmland - it is the emblem of its origins, inexorably linked to the agricultural world. The development plan focusses on direct management by the property owner, and on clean energy. The design, which will be developed over the course of 2014, to create a biomass plant with one megawatt of power, is in the planning stages.
Additionally, H-Farm Ventures is headquartered here. This is one of Italy's leading venture incubators, one in which Cattolica acquired a 4.88% stake in October of 2013. H-Farm guides start-ups hoping to simplify the use of digital services for individuals and companies.
In 2013, a feasibility study into a master plan to promote innovative businesses being based out of Ca’ Tron, and in the surrounding areas, was launched. The farmstead is also the subject of an inter-disciplinary, historical-archaeological enquiry carried out by a team of scholars from the University of Padua. The Via Annia, the consular road to Aquileia, built towards the mid-second century B.C., once ran through here. Various Roman settlements have been unearthed here as well. In fact, a wooden bridge that appears to date back to even more ancient times was discovered here as well.