Tiepolo, Palladio and contemporary art

Tiepolo, Palladio and contemporary art

In two Ville Venete, a unique full immersion among great artists of yesterday and today.

Arriving at Villa Valmarana ai Nani one is captured by in a sense of peace and beauty. Perhaps it’s the light, always so particular, or the refined dimensions and harmony of the structure… The visit begins with the  rooms in the Palazzina and the Foresteria, with a “Smart Guide”. This comprehensive, engaging multi-media tool “accompanies” visitors with stories and anecdotes about the extraordinary cycle of frescoes by the elder and younger Tiepolo, helps to note the differences in painting style between the two artists and brings to life the experiences of illustrious personages who sojourned in the villa, as well as curious legends of events that took place within the Villa’s walls.

After this visit, continue through the Berici Hills to reach Villa Pisani Bonetti, one of the most representative works of Andrea Palladio’s early period, and now a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Villa, like many other Veneto Villas, was once located alongside a river (today no longer passable). Thus the beautiful façade is hidden, while the so-called “back side of the Villa,” today the main entrance, enchants with the purity and perfection of its lines.

Inside visitors can admire frescoes attributed to a follower of Giulio Romano; truly unique is the Cucinone – the Great Kitchen -, which was relocated to the first floor in the 18th century due to the overflowing river waters. 

Today the Villa has become a point of reference for lovers of contemporary art, as the site of a Foundation that periodically organizes noteworthy exhibitions.

Today the Villa has become a  reference point for contemporary art lovers , as it is the base of a Foundation that periodically organizes noteworthy exhibitions.

Opening times and prices


Period: year-round, every day except Monday

Reservation required

Cost: from € 62.00 per person


  • 2 visits: at Villa Valmarana ai Nani and at Villa Pisani Bonetti (each lasting 1 hour)
  • Light lunch in the restaurant Osteria del Guà located in the Barchessa of Villa Pisani Bonetti


Not included

  • Anything else not indicate above

Transportation: ask for quote, based on group size




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With the support of:
Regione Veneto Istituto Regionale Ville Venete
Official sponsors
Argo Broker di assicurazioni Terradice - Atelier del Paesaggio
Sensational Italy CISET Palladio Museum

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