Villa Contarini

Villa Contarini

Villa Contarini is a spectacular 16th-century Villa Veneta: built by the noble Venetian Contarini family in Piazzola sul Brenta, a few kilometers from Padua and Vicenza, it was one of the largest patrician residences in Europe.

The central block was built in 1546 based on a design by Palladio, probably atop the foundation of the Da Carrara castle.

The imposing architectural complex is surrounded by a large English-style romantic park with a lake, fish pond and canals.

In the second half of the 17th century, Marco Contarini brought the palazzo to its maximum splendor. It later became the property of the Giovannelli family, then the Correr family, and finally, in the mid-19th century, was acquired by the Camerini family.

In 1970 “the palace” of Piazzola, completely restored, became a culture and science center, the site of art and crafts exhibitions, concerts and other events.

In 2005 Villa Contarini was acquired by the Region of Veneto an is today open for guided visits, educational activities and art exhibitions.

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Orari e tariffe

Visits to the villa and the Historic Park

Individuals and groups

Year-round in normal opening hours

Summer 9:00 - 19:00 

Winter 10:00 - 16:00

The Management reserves the right to close access to the park in the case of inclement weather, at its discretion.

 

Closed

Wednesday (except holidays) – Christmas – New Year’s Day

 

Rates

Individuals

entrance: € 7.00 adults

Groups

entrance: € 5.00 min. 20 people (Reservations requested)

Students – Secondary Schoosl and Universities: € 5.00

Senior citizens over 65: € 5.00

Children aged 5 to 14: € 3.50

Visit of park only

Entrance: ticket € 3.50  

Park access is not permitted for minors under age unless accompanied by an adult

 

Visit of the collections:

 

Guided visit in languages other than Italian

On request

English

Informations

Duration of tastings: 60 minutes

 

Number of people: Min 20 - Max 50

 

Lunch area: Outdoors

 

Cancellation policy: 15 days in advance

 

Architectural barriers: Partly inaccessible

 

Car parking: Outdoor area near the Villa

 

Bus parking: Outdoor area near the Villa

 

Contacts

Via L. Camerini, 1
35016 Piazzola sul Brenta (PD)

+39 049 8778272 - 3

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