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Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
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Italy

Veneto

Villa dei Vescovi - Bene FAI

Luvigliano di Torreglia , Padua

Giardino storico
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Coffee house & Restaurant
Overnight stay
Parking
Pet Friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi Area

How to reach

By car
From A4 Milano-Venezia Highway, exit Padova West; take the ring road, Corso Australia toward Colli Euganei exit and continue for about 10 km toward Teolo.After have crossed Praglia, at the roundabout take the road toward Luvigliano. About 20 km from the exit.
From A13 Bologna-Padova Highway, exit Terme Euganee; follow to Abano Terme, Torreglia and finally follow the signs. About 15 km from the exit.


By train
The nearest station to the villa is Terme Euganee - Abano Montegrotto. From the station you can take a bus of transport pubblic local.
For train timetables visit the website www.trenitalia.com
For bus timetables visit the website www.fsbusitaliaveneto.it

By plane
Distance from the Airport Marco Polo Airport: 70 km
Distance from the Airport of Treviso: 80 km

History

With its unrivalled beauty, the Villa dei Vescovi dominates the rural landscape of the Euganean Hills, in Luvigliano. The villa is a fine example of large-scale Italian civil architecture, a monument of exceptional importance, thanks to the fact that it introduced the taste for Roman classicism into the hinterland of La Serenissima. Constructed between 1535 and 1542 as a holiday home for the Bishop of Padua, Francesco Pisani, who transformed it into the venue for an intellectual circle frequented by leading literati and humanists of the period, the building is sited at the summit of the hill.

The design was entrusted to the Veronese painter and architect Giovanni Maria Falconetto; the director of works was the erudite Venetian Alvise Cornaro, responsible for the administration of the Curia. The interiors and loggias were embellished with frescoes by the Flemish artist Lambert Sustris, a great admirer of the paintings of Raphael in Rome. Over the course of the years, the villa was subject to modifications at the hands of artists and architects of the calibre of Giulio Romano, Vincenzo Scamozzi and Andrea da Valle.


The villa is flanked by a courtyard with four square flowerbeds and a lawn that recall the design of the Renaissance garden, surrounded by hornbeam hedges that emphasise the symmetry of the green spaces. The courtyard is delineated by a high wall with three gateways, from which it is possible to look out over the immense vegetable garden, which contains three vineyards where different varieties of grapes are cultivated, alongside lawned areas and an orchard with marasca cherry trees. A small lake is situated in the lowest corner of the estate, into which the water used to irrigate the vineyards naturally flows.

Foresteria di Villa dei Vescovi

The Foresteria of Villa dei Vescovi offers hospitality in two apartments: the Mansarda del Vigneto and the Mansarda del Frutteto. Each apartment can accommodate 4 people with an extra bed for children.
Each apartment has 2 double bedrooms with an ensuite bathroom, a dining area with a fully equipped kitchen. with an electric plate, fridge and oven.
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Information
Opening hours
2024 Season
23 February to 8 December
Daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays, as follows:
  • 23 February - 29 September, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 2 October to 8 December, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last admission one hour before closing

Special openings
1, 2, 29, 30 April
Entrance
Villa + Park
Adults: € 11.00
Children (6-18 years): € 6.00
Students (up to 25 years old): € 6.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children): € 28.00
FAI members: free

Park
Adults: € 5.00
Children (6-18 years): € 3.00
Students (up to 25 years old): € 3.00
FAI members: free of charge
Contact us
Via dei Vescovi, 4
35038 Luvigliano di Torreglia (PD)

T. +39 049 9930473

www.villadeivescovi.it
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