Villa Valmarana ai Nani, in Vicenza, is a large monumental complex still inhabited by the family, consisting of Palazzina, Foresteria, Scuderia and a magnificent historic park.
The Villa takes its name from the 17 dwarves’ statues on the walls surrounding the house and which inspired the Villa's legend of Princess Layana.
The Palazzina and the Foresteria are frescoed by Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, hired in 1757 by Giustino Valmarana. It is is universally considered the highest expression of the painting of the eighteenth century and one of the highest examples of the Tiepolo’s genius.
J. W. Goethe defined the different matrices he perceived as the vocation to the “sublime” of Giambattista, who painted the entire noble floor of the Palazzina, and to the “natural” of Giandomenico who frescoed 6 rooms of the Foresteria (the 7th is by Giambattista)
Only in Villa Valmarana you can compare the painting of father and that of the son next to each other.
It is open to independent visits, guided tours, educational tours, weddings and events.
Both Palazzina and Foresteria’s offer elegant apartments for short or medium stay.