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It is one of the most amaizing palaces I ever saw. It is a combination of baroque and 19th century, very good preserved. The villa can be visited only with a guide, but the price is very low (7 euro), you just have to check...More
Villa Contarini is a patrician villa in Piazzola sul Brenta. A province of Padova in northern Italy. The villa is designed in the Baroque style and is backed by a 40 hectare park with lakes and walking paths.
The central building construction began in 1546....More
We arrived and were greeted by two very helpful members of staff. The next guided tour was in an hour and as it was a beautiful day they suggested we took a stroll in the park. The park is so relaxing and beautiful especially near...More
The Villa sits on the ruins of an ancient castle built by the Dente family around the year 1000. After many years it became one of several properties of the Carraresi family, rulers of Padua, and then inherited by a member of the Contarini family....More
Even though it's not a Palladio villa it still has a lot of the same feel also due to the location and the landscape settings .
I particularly love the park behind and the large piazza in front with its curved portici lined with food...More
From Vicenza, approx 30 minute drive to Villa Contarini - highly recommended on a sunday in summer. Whilst our purpose was to visit the wonderful art and craft market set in the Palladian architectural extravaganza opposite the villa, in the porticoed hemicircle piazza - we...More
We were in Piazzola for Young and Bonamassa's concerts and decided to visit Villa Contarini. The Villa is really monumental and magnificent, built in baroque style in the 16th century for Paolo Contarini, belonged afterwards to the Camerini family and finally property of the Ghirardis....More
Villa Contarini is worth a visit, rich and interesting history, very original inner decorations , large park with a lake where is also possible to do a tour on a real Gondola in summer saturdays and sundays .
An hour's drive from Venice and 45 minutes from Vicenza, where we were headed, we stopped in front of the gates in an almost empty giant car park. Open daily, except Wednesdays, entry is 7 Euros but a 1 hour guided tour is obligatory and...More