NORTHEAST PASSAGE 10: POIANA MAGGIORE: VISIT AT VILLA POIANA
BEYOND THE VILLA, A LOOK TOWARDS THE HORIZON
VILLA POIANA, MINISCALCHI-ERIZZO, BETTERO, CHIARELLO (A)
Is located in the heart of the beautiful countryside of Vicenza, just outside the village of Poiana Maggiore. Designed by Palladio around 1546 and ended about twenty years later, is rectangular in the main building, with a serliana on the facade. To appreciate particularly the frescoes in the Hall of the emperors, and the boundless view of the back garden. Today is of the Veneto region, which through the IRVV has started since 2000 an impressive recovery and enhancement activities. Inside are preserved wooden models of Palladio's villas.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10-13 and 14-18
Saturday and Sunday: 10-18
12: FREE LUNCH IN THE RESTAURANTS OF THE AREA
15: FROM POIANA TO NOVENTA VICENTINA: ARRIVAL AT VILLA BARBARIGO BY CAR OR BICYCLE, ROADS TO SEE
VILLA BARBARIGO LOREDAN REZZONICO (B)
The historical core of Noventa Vicentina was born and raised around his Villa, built in 1548 by Andrea Barbarigo, in the name of the powerful on-site family from 1540. The unknown Architect: it is assumed to be the work of Giovanni Valentin, working in the circle of Palladium. The structure has two separate units, an elegant and an economic unit. The interiors retain a magnificent fresco decoration. The Villa passed from hand to hand, is municipal seat since 1891.
Monday-Friday: 8:30-13:30 | closed: Saturday, Sunday
Piazza IV Novembre, 1 - 36025 Noventa Vicentina (Vi)
tel. 0444 788520 www.comune.noventa-vicentina.vi.it
16: FROM NOVENTA TO SANT’URBANO: VISIT AT VILLA NANI
AN EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF THE PADANO-VENETO COUNTRYSIDE
VILLA NANI, LOREDAN (C)
A simple rectangular body, late sixteenth century building. Belonged to three quarters to Francesco Loredan, and a fourth to Bernardo Nani. According to legend, an underground passage between the two houses, maybe to ensure safe in noble escape route. He was later the Loredan family to acquire full ownership. The works of structural consolidation and restoration of paintings date back to the 1960s. Today the Villa is owned by the region.
Externally and internally can be visited during cultural events
Via Priula, 1 - 35040 Sant’Urbano (Pd)
tel. 0429 693332 www.comune.santurbano.vi.it