Villa Valmarana ai nani
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.
Picnic area: on request
Architectural barriers: Partial
Car parking: inside the villa - private (max. 60) outside, in front of the villa – public (max. 10)
Bus parking: buses can only park at the petrol station “benza” on the Riviera Berica
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Via dei Nani, 8
36100 Vicenza (VI)
The Apartment ai Nani 2 is located in the granary of the Foresteria which, with a careful restoration, has been transformed into a space equipped with every comfort.
The apartment consists of: 3 bedrooms (sleeps 7), 2 bathrooms and a large open-space with living room and kitchen.
The apartment is equipped with wi-fi, air conditioning, washing machine, dishwasher.
The Achille and Ifigenia Suites are located on the first floor of the Palazzina.
Food & Wine
The Caffè della Villa is located in the ancient kitchen of the Foresteria.
It is open to both visitors and those just walking by (no ticket is required), and offers a magnificent break made of coffee and croissants, sandwiches and beer, wines and cocktails and, for the winter, of soups and hot dishes.
You can reserve breakfasts, lunches, cocktails and private events.
Seats: 10 inside, 30 outside
Weddings and Events
Villa Valmarana is the ideal place for a fairy-tale wedding where the atmosphere of the past is still very present.
The amorous theme becomes the common thread in the rooms of the Palazzina, with couples of lovers frescoed by Giambattista Tiepolo.
The gardens and terraces, where part of the reception can be set, are ideal for a romantic outdoor celebration.
Banquet set-up in a single room: 120 people
Other spaces: garden (up to 400 people) and porches
Collaboration with various and prestigious catering in the Vicenza area
Location rented exclusively (for details and costs: email@example.com)
Meetings and Conferences
Villa Valmarana is the ideal location to host business conventions.
The central hall of the Palazzina can hold up to 90 people seated for a conference; the hall of the Foresteria can accommodate up to 200.
The Villa’s spaces represent the ideal solution for all companies carrying out business meetings, maybe followed by a dinner, under the sublime atmosphere of the frescoes by Tiepolo.
Sport and Wellness Tourism
The Villa is located in a beautiful landscape.
You can walk to the Sanctuary of Monte Berico, continue to the Parco del Museo del Risorgimento and from there descend into the Valletta del Silenzio to return to the starting point.
The Villa is also located a few steps from the Riviera Berica cycle path that connects Vicenza city center of Vicenza to Noventa Vicentina.
Historic gardens and parks
The large historic park of Villa Valmarana ai Nani is very varied.
The front park welcomes visitors with fragrant rose beds, while the rear park features two hornbeam tunnel that provide shade in the summer months.
The Italian garden consists of flower beds, gravel paths, box hedges and two specimens of Olea Fragrans crowned with a well and a family theatre stage frescoed by Giandomenico Tiepolo.