Villa Emo Capodilista “La Montecchia”

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Villa Emo Capodilista, also called “La Montecchia” dominates a small hill, surrounded by vineyards, in a fortunate position halfway between Padua and Vicenza.

The villa, masterpiece of late Renaissance, from the moment of His building has always belonged to the same noble family.

This historic home has been recently renovated and furnished, and is now an exclusive location for events and holidays (12 beds). They can also arrange group visits, for minimum 15 people.

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The villa, masterpiece of late Renaissance, by the time of its construction is
always belonged to the same noble family.

The construction of Villa Emo Capodilista began in 1568, commissioned by Gabriele Capodilista and a design by Dario Varotari (Verona 1539 – Padua 1596), architect and painter, pupil of Veronese.

The square plan is reproduced in the distribution of indoor environments: in fact there are four rooms on the ground floor and four on the first floor, connected by a monumental staircase with four flights a Greek cross.

At Varotari must also mannerist frescoes of some rooms and the loggia on the ground floor, with mythological scenes and linked to the history of the family.

The frescoes in the upper loggia is instead attributed to Antonio Vassalicchi, better known as Aliense (Milos, Greece 1556 – Venice 1629). The grotesque were made by Eliodoro Forbicini (Verona about 1533 -?), While the statues surrounding the villa are attributable to Bonazza, a family of talented Venetian sculptors moved in Padua in the late seventeenth century.

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The villa has been recently restored and furnished, and is now an exclusive location for events and holidays (12 beds).

They can also arrange group visits, for minimum 15 people.

Inside the Villa there is a small swimming pool; Guest can use the adjacent pool of the Golf Club La Montecchia.

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  • Rooms : 7
  • Beds : 12
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Villa Emo Capodilista “La Montecchia”

Region : Veneto

Province : PD

City : Selvazzano Dentro

Address : Via Montecchia, 16

ZIP Code : 35030

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House Manager: Giordano Emo Capodilista

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