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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Opening times and prices

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.



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




entrance: € 7.00 adults


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



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



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

+39 049 8778272 - 3

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