Villa Contarini Piazzola sul Brenta, Padua
Private Villa Vintage - Historical - superior price - guests: reception (350)
Via Luigi Camerini 1, 35016 Piazzola sul Brenta (PD) - Italia
Weddings Villa Contarini Piazzola sul Brenta, Padova (Padua). Wedding venue villa, Padova (Padua) Veneto Italy
The Villa for you
With the magnificence of its rooms and a park measuring over 40 acres, the Villa offers many different possibilities to satisfy each and every requirement you might have.
Weddings and Parties
Unforgettable moments need to be fully experienced in unforgettable locations. Formal gatherings, wedding ceremonies, galas, deserve to be enjoyed in the wonderful settings of the architectural complex of Villa Contarini. The Villa, built to act as a site for shows and entertainments, today still offers the same charm it once did.
Wedding and ceremonies - Formal receptions, meetings - Promenades and music in the park - Special events
The Villa stands on the ruins of an ancient castle built by the Dente family around the year 1000. Later it became a property of the Carraresi family, who were the rulers of Padua, and was then inherited by a member of the Contarini family. The Villa was a farmhouse up until the mid-17th century: Marco Contarini, Procurator of St Mark, expanded the building making it a palace and an extremely picturesque place. After a long period of neglect, the Camerini family bought the estate, and brought it back to its old splendour, decorating it following the eclectic 19th century style. Subsequently the Villa went through a new period of neglect until the mid-20th century, when it was purchased by Professor G.E. Ghirardi and was assigned to the Foundation bearing his name. Since 2005 the Villa has been a property of the region of Veneto, which is currently working at its development and enhancement. It is regularly used as the venue for concerts and cultural events, as well as being available as the ideal location for conferences, meetings, and public and private receptions.
History and Estate
Villa Contarini – G.E. Ghirardi Foundation, dating back to the XVI century, is located in Piazzola Sul Brenta, only a few kilometers away from Padua and Vicenza.
It is one of many famous examples of patrician residences which contributed in creating the so-called "civilization of the Venetian villa". It is a known fact that such buildings, designed and created by architects of great cultural prominence (let us think of Andrea Palladio, who was involved in the conception of Villa Contarini in Piazzola as well) served many different purposes. They acted as sites of representation, used in particular to celebrate the magnificence of the Serenissima Republic and its noble families: richly decorated settings that hosted house parties as well as intellectual gatherings; but they also acted as outposts for the control of the territory, allowing the development of an initial form of agricultural and industrial entrepreneurship.
In 2005 the entire complex was purchased by the Veneto Region, currently engaged in the fundamental revaluing of this important cultural heritage.
Next to the ordinary activities aiming at promoting the knowledge of the architectural complex, its landscape and their rich decorations through guided tours and educational activities, the effort put into the revaluing of the Villa is to be appreciated not just in seeing it as a museum in itself, but also as an incomparable and contemporary place where to host art exhibitions of local and national interest.
Villa Contarini a Piazzola Sul Brenta (PD)
Meravigliosa villa in stile barocco fatta costruire nel 1546 da Francesco Contarini su probabile progettazione del grande architetto Andrea Palladio. Situata a sfondo della piazza principale di Piazzola sul Brenta, porticata e semicircolare, dista 13 km. da Padova. Sul retro della villa si estende un parco di 40 ettari con peschiere, laghi e viali alberati. All'interno è possibile visitare la Sala delle conchiglie, la secentesca Sala da ballo, le Cantine dei Tedeschi, la Sala del pozzo, la sala affrescata di Proserpina, la Sala degli scapoli e la meravigiosa Sala della musica o della chitarra rovesciata.
NoteWedding venue villa, Padova (Padua) Veneto Italy. Villa Contarini In 1970, after a period of neglect dating back to the last world conflict, the "royal palace" of Piazzola, completely renovated, became a center for culture and science, prominent location where to organize symposia, conferences about the most diverse scientific disciplines, together with arts and crafts exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events.
In 2005 the entire complex was purchased by the Veneto Region