31015 Conegliano TV, Italia
Price on request
The villa was built by Giuseppe Jappelli (Venice 1783-1852), eminent neoclassic architect and romantic landscape designer, mentored by Giannantonio Selva, the architect of La Fenice Theatre in Venice, 1792.
The porticoed façade, which looks towards the valley, is endowed with ten ionic columns and a pediment by Marco Casagrande (1804-1880), whose master was Antonio Canova; it conveys the music that intertwines architecture with the other arts.
A red-stone imperial staircase leads to the piano nobile of the sail-shaped reception room with frescoes by Giovanni Antonio De Min (1786-1859) depicting scenes from the life of Julius Caesar: the campaign against the Helvetians, the passage over the Alps, the triumph of Rome
and the Ides of March.
The floor above houses the living quarters and wash rooms. Further up lie a spacious and bright attic as well as a turret that gazes at the castle. The premises offer breathtaking views of the town below, the hills over the river Piave, the splendid scenery of the Euganei hills in addition to the Dolomites mountains of Belluno, Friuli and Istria.
Villa Gera is flanked on the eastern side by a two-floor outhouse, originally dedicated to lodging. A blaze in 1945 burnt down nearly the entire edifice and just the perimeter walls are still standing. Next door lies another building. Extensive works are allowed on those outhouses, including a limited amount of extension for amenities.
There is also a rooftop car park with room for 3 cars.
Gross area of the Villa: 1057 square meters (11,378 square feet)
Area of the park: 1.7 hectars (4.2 acres), of which 4,900 square meters (0.49 hectares, 1.21 acres) are vineyards of Prosecco DOCG (controlled and guaranteed designation of origin).