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Italy

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Veneto

Villa di Montruglio "Pigafetta Camerini"

Barbarano Mossano, Vicenza

Giardino storico
Family friendly
Parking
Wheelchair accessible
Wine tasting

History

Villa Montruglio (Pigafetta – Camerini) majestically sits at the foot of the Berici hills, 18 km south of Vicenza.
Architect Francesco Antonio Muttoni built the villa itself at the end of the 17th century, while the portico of the “barchessa” follows shortly after (1710-14). The statues overlooking the façade have been ascribed to Orazio Marinali's workshop, while Francesco Aviani painted the frescoes in the main hall on the first floor.
A noble family from Vicenza, the Arnaldi, originally commissioned the Villa and it was later acquired by the Salvi family at the end of the 18th century. In 1862 it was finally purchased by Fanny Fava Camerini, the actual owners' great grandmother.
Duke Luigi Silvestro Camerini purposely maintained the clean essential cut of the large lawn in front of the villa, deciding not to reinstate the original Italian garden that was destroyed during the German occupation of the building during World War II. This allows a wider contemplation of the scenery from the height of the open view lawn.
Landscape architect Ermanno Casasco recently renovated the courtyard behind the “barchessa”.
The back façade of the villa overlooks the “brolo”, local Venetian expression for a private garden, where the lemon house was located until the end of 19th century.
The vast park originally initiated in the ‘800, comprising of centennial Lebanon cedar trees, oaks, cypresses and holm oak trees, surrounds the central buildings.
An extensive vineyard, home of the “Villa di Montruglio” wines, extends immediately behind the brolo for 10 acres.
Information
Opening hours
Villa di Montruglio is open to visits every Wednesday in April, May, June, July and September (9:30 AM – 12:00 AM).
Every first Wednesday of the month the visit is free for Grandi Giardini Italiani's friends.
Visits in different days and times may be booked in advance. Booking is appreciated anyway, by phoning to the following number: 371-1221941 (from Monday to Thursday, 8:30 AM – 12:30 AM, and 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM), or sending an email to villadimontruglio@villadimontruglio.it.
Entrance
Adults: € 10,00
Children (0 – 6 years old): free entry
Children (7 – 16 years old): € 7,00
People with disabilities: free entry
Groups (minimum 15 people): € 8,00
Guided tours: €. 40,00 per group
Guided tours with wine tasting and appetisers: € 18,00 per person
Guided tours with wine tasting and food: € 24,00 per person
Contact us
Via Montruglio, 9
36048 Barbarano Mossano (VI)

T. +39 0444 886222
M. +39 371 1221941

www.villadimontruglio.it
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Villa di Montruglio "Pigafetta Camerini"