Villa Manin is a jewel of art and history located in the heart of the Friuli plain. With its 8500 sq m of rooms, halls, frescoes, historic structures, the Chapel of Sant’Andrea and the eighteen hectares of English landscape park, it is one of the larges Ville Venete in Italy.
This residence was built in the early 18th century by the Manin family, one of the most important and wealthiest dynasties of the Republic of San Marco. Their objective was to link water transport from the Venice lagoon and the upper Adriatic with routes from central Europe.
Some of the most renowned architects and artists of the era worked on the structure and its decoration, using Versailles as their model.
Today, after major restoration work carried out by the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Villa Manin has become an important cultural center hosting nationally and internationally-publicized events and temporary exhibitions.