The paper focuses the attention on the features and chronological development of cult in preroman Veneto. In this perspective the Author analyzes the beginning of the most important worship, connecting them to the time of making cities. At the beginning, probably around the half of 7° cent. BC, the most important sanctuaries are the one devoted to Reitia and the one devoted to Alkomnoi, both in Este; a third relevant worship is near the hill, at Montegrotto, connected to the city of Padua. Only in the middle of the 6° century BC other worship evolved, in different places and with different purposes, both in the mountains and in the plain. Between them, the sanctuary of the God Altno- in Altino is one of the most important for the boundary function near the Adriatic sea and the connection with Picenes, Etruscans and Greeks.
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