Le Dimore del Quartetto

CASA BORTOLI, VENEZIA

An authentic Venetian living room with a superb view of the Grand Canal In the storied Ca’ Contarini palace facing the Grand Canal, a stately apartment with an unobstructed view of the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute welcomes FAI Members for coffee or hot chocolate. Relax in the sun-bathed[…]

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CASTELLO DI THIENE, THIENE (VI)

The Castello di Thiene displays many varied characteristics that make it difficult to describe, a unique example in the history of architecture in the Veneto. Called a “castello” (castle) due to its ramparts crowned with merlons and the severe fortified walls that delineate the property, in reality the structure has[…]

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FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI, VENEZIA

  The Fondazione Giorgio Cini is a non-profit cultural institution based in Venice, Italy. It was founded by Vittorio Cini in memory of his son Giorgio, with the aim of restoring the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore (devastated after 150 years of military occupation) and of creating an international cultural centre[…]

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PALAZZO TIEPOLO PASSI, VENEZIA

  The Palazzo Tiepolo Passi is located in Venice in the San Polo district, facing the Grand Canal between the Palazzo Soranzo Pisani and Palazzo Giustinian Persico. This palace was built in the mid-16th century on the site of an older palace probably of Byzantine origin. The architect is unknown.[…]

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VILLA ALBRIZZI, ESTE (PD)

  The Villa Albrizzi complex includes the villa, called the Barchessa, a festival pavilion with original stucco from the late 18th century, and a park in 19th century style. It is located at the edge of the city of Este, a few hundred meters from the Duomo and Piazza Maggiore.[…]

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VILLA ALBUZIO, ZERO BRANCO (TV)

Villa Albuzio is a Venetian villa located in the Treviso area dating back to the last years of the 16th century and presents itself from the outside, rich of trees that hide its sight; the building is preceded by a vast lawn surrounded on three sides by rows of ash[…]

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VILLA DA SCHIO, CASTELGOMBERTO (VI)

Villa da Schio was originally built at the beginning of 17th century, close to the existing national road, but after several flood of the Agno River the construction site was relocated to the current position on a higher and safer level. In the initial stages of construction, there were two different[…]

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VILLA DEI VESCOVI, LUVIGLIANO (PD)

The renaissance in the Euganei Hills A country retreat from the turn of the 16th century and inspired by antiquity dominates the landscape of the Euganei Hills. Built as a summer residence for the Bishops of Padova, it is the sublime work of famous architects, including Giulio Romano, and is[…]

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