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Padua, North-East Italy

Quick Summary

Floors:
2
Rooms:
0
Bathrooms:
0
Interior:
2,530m2
Exterior:
30,400m2
Rating:

Property Description

Villa Venata is built in a strategic area in the north of Italy, full of connection towards the most important towns in the area.
It is 3 km far from Padua city centre, very close to the famous and renowned thermal zone of Abano and Montegrotto.
The motorways drive here from Milano, Bologna and Venice.
The town of Venice is 25 Km away and the airport Marco Polo is very close to reach.

The villa:
The perfect geometrical coherence of the villa is the trademark of its creator and one of the distinctive features of the building. The interior of the villa is truly magnificent and is even more stunning than the exterior. The stucco-faced structure is built on a perfectly square plan, raised on a high rusticated service basement with an Ionic portico, lifted well above the public towpath and facing the Canal.
The villa's other façades are simply treated and harmoniously symmetrical, with central Serlian windows.
The grand central room thus enclosed is frescoed with feigned architecture — niches, columns, balustrades — and flanked by symmetrically arranged smaller and lower barrel-vaulted rooms that are linked by generous arched openings.
The building faces the bank of Battaglia canal: the “loggia” ideally dominated all the area. 

The garden:
The villa was designed to be an enjoyable place but also a farm, so located inside the main enclosure and near the house, intended for the master’s residence, there were all the necessaries (dovecote towers, bread ovens, chicken sheds, stables, accommodation for factors and domestic servants, store houses gardens, vegetable and herbal gardens, fishponds, and almost invariably a large orchard etc.) that make the villa almost a self sufficient place.
The “brolo”, namely the garden: it was the most important among all the attractive features for the Venetians who spent their lives in town, shut up in the stones of their houses and the sea waves, with not many opportunities of admiring open and boundless green areas.
The beautiful and well manteined garden of villa Veneta have the typical renaissance features: the symmetrical and geometric shapes of the hedges, the dominant 'chiaroscuro' effects created by sculpted trees and shrubbery, the numerous statues and the fish ponds.


The “barchessa”:
The barchessa is a building which deeply characterized the country houses of this region, it is a store house a compact structure generally prolonged, where people could put together all their rustic exigencies.
It was an innovation of prime importance as it could give an architectonic and aulic shape to demands which had been so far considered unworthy of that honour; on the contrary they needed to be concealed. The barchessa elevation facing the villa has seven arches with doric coloumns.
In the 19th century it was used as the house keeper residence. Scamozzi devoted great attention to the geometrical balance of the entire project including the relation between the villa, the garden and all the buildings inside the property.
 

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