The Structure

Built as a sumptuous home for Venetian nobles in the 1600s, and meticulously restored to its original condition by well-known Italian sculptor Luciano Minguzzi in the mid 1900s, Villa Valmarana today consists of diverse and richly appointed vignettes and the lush gardens that surround it.

The facility is open daily to the public, and can be reserved as the setting for exclusive, private weddings, events and corporate retreats. 

Built as a sumptuous home for Venetian nobles in the 1600s, and meticulously restored to its original condition by well-known Italian sculptor Luciano Minguzzi in the mid 1900s, Villa Valmarana today consists of diverse and richly appointed vignettes and the lush gardens that surround it.

The facility is open daily to the public, and can be reserved as the setting for exclusive, private weddings, events and corporate retreats. 

The Portico

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The majestic and imposing columned facade make a striking first impression, softened as the visitor strolls through the fragrant and inviting gardens in the foreground.

The space underneath the great portico offers a seductive alternative site for outdoor events, and is replete with neoclassical statues and an antique wagon once used for transporting food and merchandise to the Villa’s storehouses. Well illuminated, with views throughout the garden and across the Brenta to neighboring villas, the portico is a gracious and impressive space that can be shielded from excess sun or inclement weather by retractable shades.

250 mq

130 people

The Park

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Behind the villa, guests enjoy an ample park space featuring countless varieties of flowers that fill its grounds with perfume as the shade of its many hundred-plus-year-old trees provide respite from the Sun during warm Summer days.  Stroll through the park, where you will find picnic tables and hammocks for your use and enjoyment, and quiet spaces to contemplate in quiet reverie.

10.000 mq

250 people

Interior Spaces

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The central Great Hall, knowns as “the salon of the glorification of the Valmarana family,” is faithful to the original purpose of the structure.  The interior spaces are enriched by the glorious frescos that adorn wall and ceiling, recalling scenes Valmarana family and their place in the community and Venetian life. These frescoes, from the second half of the 18th-century are in rich by lively colors and warm tones, and attributed it to Michelangelo Schiavoni, known as “il Chioggiotto”, an artist of the late 1700s hundreds from the school of G.B. Tiepolo. All the frescoes have recently been restored by Clauco Tiozzo. On the side walls, there our shields, spears and other martial symbols indicating the Valmarana family may have participated in defending the Republic of Venice.  

The hall opens to the portico in front, and the park in the rear, of the villa.

Other features of note include the massive wood table that commands the center of the space, which was constructed inside the hall, and the equally impressive great doors that mark the front and rear entrances. 

On either end of the Great Hall, are smaller chambers, each fitted with period furnishings.  The room to the right of the main room was dedicated to the arts by Michelangelo Schiavoni.  The frescoes in fact, depict in “chiaroscuro” style, the allegories of sculpture, painting, music, and literature.  The chandelier is made of metal and sculpted gilded wood with its body in the shape of a vase.

In the room on the left, we can admire the famous “whims” of the Riviera Del Brenta. They consist of four ovals with scenes in a monochromatic violet color, defined as whims because in the same ovals one can find symbols of Neoclassic paintings, such as classic column, and of the contemporary painting of the 1700s, the gondola, both elements of the artist creativity. The chandelier in this room is made from more than 200 separate pieces and is in Ca’ Rezzonico style, a typical product of Murano. 

250 mq

130 people