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Villa Contarini: A gem of Baroque architecture in Asolo

Facade of Villa Contarini

Villa Contarini is an important Baroque villa set in an idyllic landscape on the outskirts of Asolo, in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The villa is located about 2 km from the historic centre of the town, allowing visitors a pleasant walking or cycling tour. For those who prefer to travel by car, the villa also offers a large car park. If you prefer public transport, there is a bus stop nearby, allowing convenient access from the city centre.


Originally built in the mid-17th century, Villa Contarini was the result of an ambitious project by the Contarini family, one of Venice's most prominent families. The Villa was designed and built as a country residence where lavish gatherings and festivities could be held. Over the course of the century, the villa witnessed many historical events and hosted many important personalities, including European nobility and artists.

Neoclassical chapel in front of Villa Contarini, Mausoleum of Silvestro Camerini, designed by Tommaso Temanza

Architecture of Villa Contarini, on the right the sculpture of the canal in front of Villa Contarini

Architecture and Art

The architectural design of Villa Contarini is an example of Italian Baroque, with massive halls, grand staircases and detailed ornate facades. The main building is surrounded by an extensive park that contains several smaller buildings and pavilions, each with its own unique design.

The interior of the villa is lavishly decorated, with important frescoes and works of art created by some of the most important artists of the time. The frescoes in the great hall are the work of Giambattista Tiepolo, one of the most important painters of the 18th century. known for his ability to draw the viewer into a dynamic and dramatic narrative. The sculptures and reliefs that decorate the interior and exterior of the villa are the work of Alessandro Vittoria, who is renowned for his work in sculpture and architectural decoration.

Rustic columns and Telamons above the canal of Villa Contarini

The canal in front of Villa Contarini, on which its owners held naval battles and theatrical performances

Other attractions

Villa Contarini is also known for its magnificent gardens, which are considered to be among the finest examples of Baroque landscape architecture in Italy. The garden design includes geometrically arranged beds, extensive avenues and several water features, including fountains and small lakes that are decorated with statues of mythical figures.

Opening hours and contact information

Villa Contarini is open to the public all year round, but operating hours may vary depending on the season (usually 9am-7pm each day). Visitors are advised to check the villa's website for up-to-date information on opening hours and special events before planning a visit.

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