The Residence of the Doge in a 9 hectares worldwide famous historic
garden with a private pool area and bordering a 27 holes Golf Court.
The Villa, realized in the XVII century by the Barbarigo, one of the most important and rich family of Venice, is located in the middle of the ancient Village of Valsanzibio, fraction of Galzignano Terme (Padova), it is surrounded by the immaculate Valley of San Eusebio (from wich Valsanzibio) in the Euganei Hills, it is near to innumerable hot spring health facilities (the nearest at 3 km, thermal spa of Galzignano and Battaglia Terme) and it looks up on one of the most important historic garden in the World cited on every information’ sites as well as on Wikipedia. Furthermore, on its east border lay the oldest 27 holes Golf Club of the region (the ‘Golf Club di Padova’).
Location: 18 km (20 minutes) south/west of Padua (the city of Saint Antony – helicopter and private plane’s airport); 30 km (30 minutes) from Vicenza (the city of Palladio); 50 km (35 minutes) from Venice (the city on the water – commercial airlines’ airport); 75 km (60 minutes) from Verona (the city of love and of Verona’s open air opera – commercial airlines’ airport); 40 km (30 minutes) from Ferrara; 85 km (60 minutes) from Bologna (commercial airlines’ airport). Train stations and highway from Terme Euganee or Monselice (about 6/7 km away), to Padua, Milan or Venice to the North, or to Ferrara, Bologna, Florence as well as Rome to the South.
At the foot of the Euganean hills, the area is especially famous for:
The 9 hectares 16th century historic garden,
the Monumental garden of Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani.
A unique garden, also known as the ‘Small Versailles’, realized on the project by the top Vatican architect and fountain expert Luigi Bernini, where you can admire the famous boxwood maze, among the last of its kind and definitely one of the most important in Europe, the rabbits Island, the 60 and more statues due by Enrico Merengo, and the magnificent Diana’s stately doorway. A magic surrounding where you can walk within fish ponds, fountains, water games, 60.000 square meters of boxwood plants over 5 meters tall and hundreds of century old trees. This incredible and enchanted location, surrounded by an ancient medieval Village and immerse in a unspoiled valley unchanged for more than 350 years, is one of its kind. Here, the visitors will be thrown in a nowadays rare and almost completely lost dimension where the beauty drew by mother nature blend in great harmony with the beauty crafted by human hand;
The suggestive walking paths, mountain bike and
horseback riding courses in the surrounding hills;
Visiting other Venetian Villas (such as the Ville of the Brenta’s Riviera, 18 km away),
the Palladian houses or many charming medieval small towns in the surrounding
(Arquà Petrarca, 4 km; Monselice, 7 km; Este, 14 km; Montagnana, 25 km);
The hot spring health facilities (Galzignano & Battaglia Terme, 3 km away;
Montegrotto and Abano Terme, respectively 7,5 and 10 km away);
The golf courses (The Golf Course of Padova, 27 holes – 0,3 km away; the Golf Club of Galzignano, 9 holes
– 3,5 km away; the Golf Club of Montecchia and the Golf Club of Frassanelle, 27 holes – 15 km away);
The many wine, olive oil and food tasting facilities (the nearest ones within 2,5 km).
The Villa has been owned by the Nobili Pizzoni dei Conti Ardemani since 1929 and it is part of an estate of 200 hectares (95% of the surrounding Valley of Valsanzibio and most of the Ancient Village of Valsanzibio). The guest can privately rent the main house with free access to about 2 hectares of garden and about 0,5 hectares of Swimming pool area closed to the visiting public and will have free access to the remaining 7 hectares of the historic garden and park visited daily (only during regular visiting hours – see under VISITS for visiting hours of the Monumental garden).
Photo above – the private area of the garden rented out with the Villa
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