In this chapter we discuss one of the most beautiful and typical areas of Venezia, located along the banks of the river Brenta, Stra.
Stra is a town in the Venezia province that stretches along the Riviera del Brenta, in an area characterized by numerous villas and palaces. It consists of three residential centers: the smallest is on the left bank of the Naviglio del Brenta, while the two larger hamlets, San Pietro and Paluello, extend along the right bank.After the War of the League of Cambrai, in the sixteenth century, Stra became effectively Venetian territory and, thanks to its propensity to agriculture, soon became a destination for a quiet stay of the nobility of the Serenissima, which during this time built along the Riviera del Brenta numerous villas, like the famous Villa Pisani.
Villa Pisani, also called the "National", is a magnificent eighteenth-century building that represents one of the major Italian architectural heritages. Designed by Girolamo Frigimelica in 1721 for the noble Venetian Pisani family, this majestic villa houses numerous important works and frescoes, such as the famous "Apotheosis of the Pisani Family" by Giambattista Tiepolo. The facade is in Baroque style, interrupted in the middle by a higher central body, enriched by giant Corinthian columns that support the tympanum, terraces and roofs are embellished with numerous statues.
To demonstrate their wealth and splendor, the owners renounced the garden along the Brenta bank, to give space to a vast park behind the villa, where we find the famous hedge maze celebrated by Gabriele d'Annunzio. At the center of the park we find a long swimming pool built in 1911 for hydraulic studies of the University of Padova, the scientific purposes having ceased, it was rebuilt and embellished with statues from other Venetian villas.
The works of the majestic villa were completed in time to celebrate the appointment of Alvise Pisani as doge of the Serenissima on January 17, 1735. Today this enchanting villa, with 168 rooms, is home to a national museum, which preserves works of art and eighteenth and nineteenth century furnishings.
- Info Villa Pisani
- Place: Stra - Venezia
- Address: via Doge Pisani 7
- Phone: 049 502074
- Summer Timetable: from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Winter Timetable: from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Closed: Monday
◊ THE VENEZIA PROVINCE ◊
Holds an artistic and cultural heritage like few other areas in the world, its lagoon has been the cradle of local civilization and its coastline offers renowned seaside resorts. This province, rich in resources, hides elegant villas and pretty villages, even if the most precious and brilliant stone is represented by the island of Venice, an island which has a beautiful fish shape which protect the most beautiful, romantic and mysterious city in the world. It’s built on a series of marshy islets. Unfortunately it is subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea and frequent floods but continues to survive in spite of all the predictions. Plan your holidays in the Venezia province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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