Villa dei Vescovi Fai in Luvigliano di Torreglia (Padua) - Tickets Online
By booking your ticket online to Villa dei Vescovi you will enjoy the following benefits:
Visit this charming historic villa in the heart of the Euganean Hills and, if you book the entrance ticket with wine tasting, also allow yourself a moment of absolute relaxation tasting the excellent local wine of the 'Strada del Vino' and admiring the wonderful surrounding landscape from one of the ancient lodges of the farm.
You will receive open dated tickets which you can use on a different day to the one you specified at the time of booking, if you wish so. Only later will you be asked to book the exact date of your visit to Villa dei Vescovi in Luvigliano, which must be communicated in advance due to the limited number required by the anti-Covid legislation.
You will feel awed by the architectural majesty of this pre-Palladian villa surrounded by nature, a place that inspired many writers.
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Villa dei Vescovi - Entry
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Villa dei Vescovi - Entry + Tasting of local wine
The voucher you will receive at the end of the booking is the only valid document and can be presented in paper or electronic format on mobile devices (smartphones, tablets or others...). Access will not be granted to those not in possession of a voucher.
The date entered at the time of booking is not fixed: the ticket is open dated and therefore, if necessary, you can use it on a date different from the one chosen at the time of booking, provided it is included in the opening times of Villa dei Vescovi in Torreglia.
VILLA DEI VESCOVI: OPENING TIMES & DAYS 2020
The villa is open on the following days and hours:
May, June and September: Friday to Sunday 10.00 - 19.00
July and August: Thursday 19.00 - 23.00, Friday to Sunday 10.00 - 19.00
October: Wednesday and Thursday 10.00 - 18.00; Friday to Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
November and December: Friday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
Last admission: one hour before closing
‘VILLA DEI VESCOVI – ENTRY + TASTING OF LOCAL WINE’: TIMES AND DAYS
This type of ticket will allow you to freely visit the villa and then taste an excellent glass of local wine from the 'Strada del Vino'. The tasting will take place in one of the ancient terraces of the villa, from which you can contemplate in full relaxation the wonderful surrounding landscape of the Euganean Hills. A unique and fully engaging experience for all your senses!
October: Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 19.00;
November and December: Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
VILLA DEI VESCOVI: TICKET PRICES
Adult: € 11.00
Concession: € 4.00 (children 6 to 18 years)
Free: children up to 5 years, FAI members, National Trust Members, Bienfaiteurs Amis du Louvre Members, residents of the Municipality of Torreglia, people with disabilities with an accompanying person.
The prices of tickets shown on venetoinside.com are the official prices for sale to the public.
Other types of concessions can be purchased directly on site, at the ticket office.
TICKET 'VILLA DEI VESCOVI – ENTRY + TASTING OF LOCAL WINE'
€ 14.00 (the ticket includes free admission to the Villa and a glass of wine from the 'Strada del Vino' to be tasted in the loggia surrounded by the natural beauty of the Euganean Hills).
There are no concessions.
VILLA DEI VESCOVI - FAI - ADDRESS AND HOW TO GET THERE
Via dei Vescovi, 4
35038 Luvigliano, Torreglia – Padua
A4 Motorway Milan-Venice: exit at Padova Ovest, take the ring road and exit at Colli Euganei and continue for about 10 km towards Teolo. Drive past Praglia and after the roundabout follow the signs to Luvigliano. From the toll gate the distance is about 20 km.
A13 Motorway Bologna-Padova: exit at Terme Euganee, continue towards Montegrotto Terme, Torreglia and follow the signs. From the toll gate the distance is about 15 km.
Parking: it is possible to park in via Roberto Ferruzzi, near the Villa.
Terme Euganee - Abano Montegrotto train station. From the station you can take a bus (Lines Colli AT or ATL to Luvigliano di Torreglia stop).
Located in Luvigliano di Torreglia, Villa dei Vescovi is one of the most charming villas in the entire area of Padua, a harmonious blend of Renaissance elegance and Roman classicism. Designed by the Venetian nobleman Alvise Cornaro at the behest of Francesco Pisani -bishop of Padua from 1524 to 1564 - the Villa soon became a meeting place for enlightened intellectuals. In the second half of the 16th century Pisani's heirs decided to expand the structure, adding a square courtyard surrounded by a crenellated wall and moving the main entrance to the west: today Villa dei Vescovi, Padova, is still accessed from the western courtyard, through a double staircase that leads directly to the main floor.
The interior of the Villa is particularly sumptuous: on the main floor, where there is the Hall of the Figure all’Antica, the Hall of Putto, the Hall of Apollo and Orfeo and the bishop’s private rooms, you can admire some of the splendid frescoes made by the Flemish painter Lambert Sustris in 1542-1543. Unfortunately, many of the striking wall decorations depicting rural landscapes and mythological figures have been lost during the various renovations of the interiors.
During the Second World War, Villa dei Vesovi in Luvigliano became a refuge for evacuees, while in the following years it was used by the Padua Curia as a center for educational activities and spiritual retreats. In 1962 the Honorable Vittorio Olcese bought the villa and lived in it until his death in 1992. In his memory and to respect his wishes, Maria Teresa Olcese and Pierpaolo Valoti, in 2005, decided to donate Villa dei Vescovi in Padova to the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano).
In 2011, after extensive renovation works that lasted four years, Villa dei Vescovi finally opened its doors to the public. Inside, in addition to rare antique furniture, there are some panels depicting the various construction phases and the recent renovation works of the building.
Villa dei Vescovi in Luvigliano di Torreglia is located in the heart of the Euganean Hills: the loggias with the portico and the surrounding gardens allow visitors to feel immersed in the relaxing and charming beauty of nature.
Inside the Villa there are two apartments used as a guest house while the original farm buildings located near the entrance house the ticket office, bookshop and the wine shop 'Strada del Vino e Colli Euganei'.
The ancient complex is surrounded by mesmerizing views where vineyards dominate the horizon giving rise to a magical combination of art and taste, history and tradition. This is why we believe that to make the visit to the villa truly complete, you should treat yourself to a glass of local wine. You will taste a wine unique in its kind, which encapsulates all the characteristics of the Euganean Hills and embodies the very essence of this lush territory: the particular microclimate, the soil of volcanic origin with the marl and dry elements of the slate deposits contribute to making the wine truly unique.
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