Visit of the Villa
In the fifteenth century, the Republic of Venice extended its dominions to the mainland territories. In the sixteenth century, it became a strategic matter for the rich and noble merchants of the city to invest in nearby lands, and it was thus that, besides improving and cultivating the areas, they began to construct agricultural buildings, soon flanked by true palace residences: the Venetian villas.
The villa culture was born. The best architects, painters, and artisans were summoned to embellish the residences, which thus became vacation homes for the privileged. Andrea Palladio, with great creativity, codified the structure, managing to harmonize it with the agricultural buildings — noble residences beside the surrounding countryside, so much so that for at least three centuries “Palladian” villas continue to be constructed.
The greater part of these villas is still in private hands. Our tour offers the possibility of visiting Villa Tiepolo Passi in Carbonera, just a few kilometers from Venice and at the gates of Treviso. It is still occupied by its owners, the counts of Passi de Preposulo, which is evidence of the possibility of the traditional coexisting with contemporary life. We shall visit the manor house rooms, the park, the noble chapel, and we will taste the prosecco of the family’s own production.
Additions to the tour, length, and costs to be agreed upon as they arise.