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Villa Zileri Motterle

Monteviale, Vicenza

Giardino storico
Botanical Treasure Hunt Grandi Giardini Italiani
Coffee house & Restaurant
Family friendly
Overnight stay
Partially wheelchair accessible
Pet Friendly
Wi-Fi Area

Grandi Giardini Italiani Botanical Treasure Hunt

On Monday 10 April the special appointment with the wonderful world of gardens by Grandi Giardini Italiani returns.

The Grandi Giardini Italiani Botanical Treasure Hunt is the event dedicated to children to bring them closer in a playful and joyful way to the immense botanical, artistic and cultural heritage preserved in the gardens of the circuit. After the digital paranthesis of the past two editions, the Caccia al Tesoro Botanico returns with a renewed format.

In the participating gardens of the circuit, participants will receive a treasure map that will guide budding botanists and their families to discover the secrets of the chosen garden. A fantastic adventure among enigmas and riddles ranging from botanical and artistic curiosities to the coveted treasure.


Villa Zileri Motterle is a historic monument just outside the city of Vicenza, set within a vast historic park which is surrounded by open country.
The Historic Park around the Villa is remarkable for the perfect harmony between the natural environment of the surrounding countryside and the historic-cultural nature of the monumental park containing several rare species of spontaneous flora and majestic ancient trees.

The Park was created in the mid 1800s by Antonio Caregaro Negrin based on a project by the Milanese architect Balzaretti. The architect Antonio Marchi modified the preexisting garden by introducing the canons of the English romantic style with curvaceous flower beds, scented flowers and bright colours.

From the artistic point of view Villa Zileri is renowned for being the first villa in Vicenza to have been frescoed in the early 18th century by the emerging artist Giambattista Tiepolo. He had been commissioned by Niccolò Loschi to paint the civil virtues of his noble dynasty, surpassing traditional allegorical schemes in the vivacious invention of patterns and freedom of colour.
There is a “Shell Grotto” on the ground floor, a vaulted room commissioned by Alfonso Loschi to astound his visitors with its rich decoration of shells covering the walls and ceiling, framing frescoes of mythological scenes from the School of Giulio Carpioni.

The Saint Francis Chapel is connected to the Villa. It was commissioned by Countess Elisabetta Poiana, wife of Fabrizio Loschi, in 1600 and subsequently rebuilt by the architect Caregaro Negrin for Countess Drusilla Dal Verme.

Villa Zileri Home

The complex of Villa Zileri Home, set within the historic context of Villa Zileri itself, is placed next to the former stables. Surrounded by the greenery of the villa's park, it includes apartments, all equipped with modern technology, designed and built with an approach aimed at energy saving and environmental sustainability. Today, each apartment is a duplex with well distributed spaces. In some units a private garden is included. As for architectural appearance, environmental constraints have guaranteed a perfect restoration of the external ancient structure and shape, perfectly integrating the complex within the historical context of the Villa. There are three types of residential units, differing in size and number of tenants they are intended to host. Each unit can be reached via pleasant walkways, guaranteeing privacy and quiet. Ample parking is available for guests, with easy access to the homes via staircases or a lifts.

Villa Zileri MotterleMonteviale, Vicenza (Veneto)
10 Aprile 2023
Easter Monday at Villa Zileri
Opening hours
Season 2023
Winter time (01/11 to 31/03)
Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer time (01/04 to 31/10)
Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tiepolo Hall + Park
Full price: € 12.00
Reduced price (Over 65 and young people 12-25 years old): € 6.00
Groups (12 - 25 pax): € 8.00
School groups: € 5.00
Under 12: free of charge
Disabled persons: free of charge

In addition, to the cost of € 5.00 you can visit:
  • Cave of Shells
  • Church of St. Francis
Contact us
Viale Zileri, 4/6
36050 Monteviale (VI)

M. +39 351 5345013
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