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Villa Pisani

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Added on 31 Oct 2014,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 31 Oct 2014

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Name and address

Villa Pisani

Via Doge Pisani 7

IT-30039 Stra

Geodetic coordinates

45.409000 12.012000

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The main facade of the Villa Pisani, Stra
The main facade of the Villa Pisani, Stra
False facade and stables of Villa Pisani, Stra
False facade and stables of Villa Pisani, Stra
Villa Pisani - La Nazionale, Stra
Villa Pisani - La Nazionale, Stra

Villa Pisani is the name shared by a number of villas commissioned by the patrician Pisani family of Venice Wikipedia Icon. However, Villa Pisani usually refers to a large, late baroque villa Wikipedia Icon at Stra Wikipedia Icon on the mainland of the Veneto Wikipedia Icon, northern Italy Wikipedia Icon. It was begun in the early 18th century for Alvise Pisani Wikipedia Icon, the most prominent member of the Pisani family, who was appointed doge Wikipedia Icon in 1735. The initial models of the palace by Paduan Wikipedia Icon architect Girolamo Frigimelica still exist, but the design of the main building was ultimately completed by Francesco Maria Preti Wikipedia Icon.

From the outside, the facade of the over sized palace appears to command the site, facing the Brenta canal Wikipedia Icon some 30 kilometers from Venice. The villa is part of a series of villas, which the Venetian noble families and merchants started to build in the 15th century. However, unlike the earlier buildings, which were designed as to be a pleasure house and an agricultural enterprise, Villa Pisani was primarily built as a demonstration of the power achieved by the family, since one of them, Alvise Pisani, was elected doge in 1735.

The broad façade is topped with statuary, and presents an exuberantly decorated center entrance with monumental columns shouldered by caryatids. It shelters a large complex with two inner courts and acres of gardens, stables, and a maze Wikipedia Icon. Giovanni Tiepolo Wikipedia Icon decorated the massive frescoed ceiling depicting the Glory of the Pisani family (painted 1760–1762). Additional frescoes and paintings are by his son Gian Domenico Tiepolo Wikipedia Icon, Crostato, Jacopo Guarana Wikipedia Icon, Jacopo Amigoni Wikipedia Icon, P.A. Novelli, and Gaspare Diziani Wikipedia Icon. The bombastic allusions of the ceiling echo hollow in the now uninhabited shell of a palace. The remainder of its nearly 100 rooms are now eerily empty; on the first floor there are several rooms with furniture of the 18th and 19th century.

Deserted by its eponymous family, the villa has had a share of notable and infamous visitors: Napoleon I Wikipedia Icon who acquired the villa in 1807. It has been a national monument since 1882. Here Adolf Hitler Wikipedia Icon first conferred with Benito Mussolini Wikipedia Icon in 1934.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Villa Pisani', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 19 March 2014, 17:23 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Villa_Pisani&oldid=600331836> [accessed 31 October 2014]

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Hours of opening:

From April 1 to September 30, 2014: 9:00 to 20:00
From October 1 to October 25, 2014: 9:00 to 18:00
From October 26, 2014 to March 31, 2015: 9:00 to 17:00
Last admission 1 hour before closing.

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Added on 31 Oct 2014,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 31 Oct 2014