- Type: Culture
- Localyte author: monica cesarato
- Amazing villa of the Renaissance Venetian period. On one of the most suggestive and scenic bends in the Brenta stands the architectural complex of Villa Valmarana. The main part of the great country house - dating from the 16th century - was, alas, demolished in the early 20th century to avoid payment of a wealth tax. In 1734 the property originally belonging to the Valier family was purchased by the Valmarana family and two L-shaped barchesse (colonnaded wings) were added, both featuring a monumental Venetian window and imposing colonnades. One wing was used as a grange and the other as guest quarters. The guest quarters, the only part open to the public, is the most interesting: in point of fact, the interior still displays original furnishings and is richly frescoed by Michelangelo Schiavoni (1712-1772) known as 'Chiozzotto'.
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