Guided tour at Villa Tiepolo-Passi in Treviso
Why choose this experience?
|1||Discover a splendid example of a Venetian villa during our exciting guided tour.|
|2||Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of bygone times of a sumptuous aristocratic residence, built by one of the most influential families of the Serenissima Repubblic, the Tiepolos.|
|3||Stroll through a centuries-old park and enjoy the charming landscape of the surrounding countryside.|
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Villa Tiepolo Passi in Carbonera, Treviso
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Our guided tour of Villa Tiepolo Passi, near Treviso, will get you to know you a magnificent example of a post-Palladian Venetian villa and the history of its owners, the Tiepolos, one of the most powerful families of the Serenissima Republic.
Villa Tiepolo Passi
The tour of Villa Passi in Carbonera (TV) starts from the manor house, built in Venetian Baroque style: here the guide will tell you the story of the Tiepolo family, one of the families that in 697 A.D. founded the Venetian Republic and who, between the 16th and 17th centuries, commissioned the villa.
The visit winds through rooms and halls decorated with Sansovino ceilings and stuccoes, and also allows you to admire a picture gallery by Frigimelica. You will then climb up to the main floor, in the ballroom richly frescoed by Antonio Cerva known as 'Il Bolognese'.
The visit continues outside to the grande selese, the courtyard adjacent to the house, guarded by the busts of the philosophers Democritus and Heraclitus who watch the sun rise and set on December 21, and reveal the villa's agricultural use.
The Italian Garden developed on the front of the building extends for over two and a half kilometers. Walking around the dwarf box hedges you will admire the central stone fountain, the fishpond and the statues of Giovanni Torretto, Antonio Canova's teacher.
The guided tour of the Venetian villa continues in the romantic English park, which extends for two hectares to the right and left of the Italian garden: you will find yourself surrounded by caves and mounds and more than 40 different species of centuries-old trees. Finally, you will arrive at the noble chapel, a small private oratory frescoed in the last quarter of the 18th century by Giambattista Canal (nephew of famous Canaletto).
Villa Tiepolo Passi is currently owned by the Passi family, who inherited it by marriage in the 1850s and still resides there today. Their aim is to best preserve the glorious past of the residence and its strong link with the surroundings.