Concerts at Piazzola sul Brenta: a line-up of artists for the 2012 summer
From 04 July 2012 to 21 July 2012
The suggestive and historical location of the concerts - the Venetian Villa of Piazzola sul Brenta - deserves a few extra words.
A Baroque background in the main square of Piazzola sul Brenta, Villa Contarini is one of the largest residences in Europe. This marvellous Venetian Villa, probably built on the foundations of a previous building, was planned for the Contarini family from the great Andrea Palladio around 1546. Due to numerous alterations and extensions in the late 600, which gave villa Contarini the architectural complexity and richness that still distinguish it today, very little remains of the original Palladio project. After a period of neglect, in the second half of the 19th century, the large Venetian Villa at the time lying in ruins - was taken back to the ancient glory by the Camerini family.
The interiors of this Venetian Villa are noteworthy for the architectural details, often enriched with precious arrangements, which make the rooms of Villa Contarini truely scenic masterpieces - such as the famous Galleria delle Conchiglie, which has its ceilings and walls decorated with real shells. From the main entrance you walk into the spacious auditorium, whose ceiling, open at the centre, communicates with the music room on the third floor, which has an opening at the centre of the floor. The hall is famous for its upturned guitar shape and the opening serves the purpose of improving the acoustics, so that the music can spread towards the bottom. The two parallel wings of the venetian villa display paintings with Bible, mythological and hunting scenes as well as mosaics and perspective games. On the second floor you will be able to visit the huge library and the halls enriched with nineteenth century pieces of furniture of the Camerini family. This huge Venetian villa is also surrounded by a true oasis of peace for the protection of flora and fauna: a vast English style park with a lake, fishing lake and canals. In the last few decades the Venetian villa, completely renovated, has become a prestigious location where symposiums, congresses, art and crafts shows, concerts and other events take place.
Period: From 04 July 2012 to 21 July 2012
Event location: Piazzola sul Brenta (Pd)
Contacts: Tickets for sale at authorized resellers and www.ticketone.it --- Official website: www.hydrogenfestival.com
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