Padova PD, Italia
Noble property of 3,534 gross sqm consisting of: Period Villa frescoed by Paolo Veronese and G.B.Zelotti.
Barchessa for guests and exhibition spaces, large porch with trusses, restored farmhouses, ancient tower with independent suites, lemon groves and agricultural outbuildings. Park and land for a total of 5 hectares with small vineyard.
The Villa and the attached facilities have 68 bedrooms, bathrooms. Good maintenance conditions.
Surely one of the most beautiful Renaissance villas in the Paduan area. It contains an important cycle of frescoes by G.B.Zelotti and superimposed by Paolo Veronese and is characterized by the unique planimetry. Its design was entrusted in 1544 by Girolamo de ‘Roberti to the architect Andrea da Valle (the works were completed in 1553), which built the villa on the ruins of the castle of Maccaruffo, of which still remain the fourteenth-century tower (where traces are visible of frescoes with the Carraresi coat of arms) and the well in front of the barchessa (late fifteenth century).
The external decoration of the Brugine palace with scenes of Roman history and mythological aspects has been almost completely lost, while inside, in the bright Salone Nobile, a fine cycle of mythological frescoes dating back to the mid-sixteenth century is still preserved. work by Giambattista Zelotti and Antonio Fasolo. Paolo Veronese has worked on the decoration of overlays. Many modernizations and accommodations date back to the eighteenth century, such as the stuccoes on the Piano Nobile and the beautiful wrought iron gate (1742), while the park still preserves the aspect of a romantic English garden that made it famous since its creation .
The barchessa dating from the fifteenth century is cadenced by two large Renaissance chimneys and outside by eight arches resting on columns with capitals.