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In this chapter we discuss one of the most fascinating and characteristic villas in the province of Vicenza, Villa Francanzan Piovene.

Villa Francanzan Piovene, considered one of the most beautiful villas in the Veneto region thanks to its characteristic barchesse and the extraordinary park in front, is located in Orgiano and was built in 1700 by Francesco Muttoni, on an estate of 40 hectares.

Located not far from the hills of the Berici Hills, which alternate from karst rock walls, to gentle cultivated hilly slopes, covering a total area of 165 km. Immersed in a truly unique territory, scattered with precious jewels, such as ancient villas, pretty villages, wild nature and a wide range of typical food and wine products of the area.

Villa Francanzan Piovene

Its prestigious interior is characterized by lounges and large dining rooms with furniture, dishes and services that recall the lifestyle of the past centuries. Do not miss the visit to the historic kitchen, adorned with numerous copper equipment and a red marble sink, which Napoleon wanted to bring with him to the Louvre.

The villa became an important literary drawing room and Elisabetta Turra Caminer (1751-1796), the first female journalist of the time known, above all, for her Enlightenment ideas, stayed there for a long time.

◊ THE BERICI HILLS

The Berici Hills

From the karst rock walls to the gentle hilly slopes located south of Vicenza, the Berici Hills.

◊ THE TERRITORY

The Vicenza Province

Famous for the nicknames about cats.

◊ THE VICENZA PROVINCE ◊

It is one of the most industrialized and richest areas in Italy but, at the same time, still maintains many green and wild areas. You’ll beamazed by the charm of this city thanks to its Palladian villas, sumptuous palaces, the great green valleys that run throughout the territory, such as the Valsugana, and the great enchanted woods of the Seven Municipalities Plateau. Do not miss the typical towns of Vicenza, set in the territory as precious diamonds, which preserve works and typical products of the highest prestige. This province, famous for the nicknames about cats, will surprise you day by day for its artistic beauties scattered throughout the territory. Plan your holidays in the province of Vicenza, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.

 

◊ SPECIAL CATEGORIES ◊

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.

◊ SPORTS CATEGORY ◊

In this chapter we discuss Sport, that is, from the easiest sports activities for families to the most complex and demanding ones.

◊ KITCHEN CATEGORY

In this chapter we discuss the incredible world of Venetian cuisine, from the typical local products to the recipes typical of our mothers.

◊ NATURE CATEGORY ◊

In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.

◊ HISTORY CATEGORY ◊

In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.

◊ MY WAY CATEGORY ◊

In this chapter we treat My Way, a useful window to start planning and defining a nice weekend among the wonders of the Veneto region.