Le Dimore del Quartetto

VILLA GHISLANZONI CURTI, VICENZA

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Surrounded by a park of over 30,000 square meters, Villa Ghislanzoni is a venetian villa dating from the eighteenth century, in a complex architectural extensive and detailed, which is also Villa Gazzotti Marcello, designed and built by the famous architect Andrea Palladio, Unesco world heritage since 1994. Precious eighteenth-century statues enrich the front of the villa and the impressive wrought iron gate, that separates the ancient parkland in two orders level.

History lovers will be able to discover interesting characters and events from the past. Villa Ghislanzoni del Barco, now Curti, belongs to the Curti family since 1864. The Villa has witnessed numerous historical events.The gate’s stone tablet tells of the visit of King Vittorio Emanuele and the Brigata Piemonte who passed by on May 5 th May 1918.

Garden lovers will delight in seeing the original greenhouse with its antique glass, erected at the beginning of the twentieth century,on the east side of the villa.It was built on the site of the Lemon House. The ficus repens plant is spectacular. For centuries, it has climbed along the walls and covers the entire ceiling reaching a length of 50m.