Villa da Prato is a rural 16th century Venetian Villa formerly owned by the noble da Prato family.
Located in Caldiero, near Verona and Vicenza, today the Villa is open to the public and still preserves its original function as a center of wine-making and farming activities.
Villa da Prato features the classical Venetian Villa design, including a large central hall with wooden-beam ceilings decorated in Renaissance tempera, and lateral halls where some of the frescoes are still visible.
A three-arch loggia, with columns of Verona marble, opens onto the historical gardens, comprised of a 7-hectare estate with centuries-old plants and an ancient brolo (a traditional orchard surrounded by a wall) that is still perfectly intact.
At the end of the vineyards, visitors will find an evocative pond, as well as a terraced mound which may have been originally built for defensive purposes.
Today Villa da Prato and its historical gardens are open to visitors and represent the ideal venue for events and receptions.