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This prestigious Renaissaince villa in Veneto is just a few kilometers from Verona and dates back to the second half of the XVI century. The real estate for sale is composed of a villa and a couple of outbuildings for a total covered area of about 2.125 m2. Over the centuries, the property has been owned by different families that have brought important changes still visible today in this luxury home.
Crossing two big pilasters you can reach a courtyard surrounded by service buildings and with a large portal leading to a portico decorated with nine arches supported by slender columns. Adjacent to it there is a building characterized by a crenellated tower and in front there is a beautiful English garden and the villa. It has an elegant facade with a splendid double staircase leading to a sophisticated loggia with three arches supported by twin columns. The villa has three floors and is structured like the Renaissance Venetian patrician houses with a main floor consisting in a central living room of 180 m2 covered by a wooden beams ceiling and four elegantly decorated rooms on each side of the living room. On the ground floor a swimming pool was built covered by a brick vault with the attic used as conference room and covered by a truss roof of the XVI century. One of the most original homes in Italy.
A magnificent park is developed on the left side of the villa and is decorated with horse chestnuts, beeches, plane trees and cedars of Lebanon, while on the back there is a beautiful path delimited by centuries-old cypress trees. Eighteenth-century statues, fountains, a pond, a little temple with Doric columns and a simple chapel help to create an elegant and charming atmosphere.
price: 5M to 10M
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Houses in Veneto
Verona, thanks to its geographical location, has been inhabited since the Neolithic, probably when a village was founded near the southern hill of San Pietro along the river Adige. In Roman times Verona was a very important political and commercial centre of which there are still traces: the Arena, the Roman Theatre, the Gavi Arch, Porta Borsari, the archaeological area of Porta Leoni and the Scaligeri ruins. This area, located in the city centre, just few metres from Piazza Erbe, became in the Middle Ages the seat of political and administrative power. In the following years until the year 1000 northern Italy was devastated by numerous wars, but Verona was always loyal to the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire during the long investiture conflict with the Papacy. The foundation of the Commune was in 1136 with the election of the first consuls, and, at the same time, two parties developed and took the name of Guelphs and Ghibellines. Verona was initially very involved by the conflict between these two factions, because in the city were the most important forces of the Guelph party, while Verona was mainly Ghibellines. On 24 June 1405 Venice took the control of Verona that began a long period of peace until 1501, when the Venetian Republic was attacked by the League of Cambrai. With the Venetian domination Verona became a destination for intellectuals, thinkers and artists of that time, such as Goethe, Heine, Stendhal. In 1630 Verona saw the tragedy of the plague and the population was decimated. The year 1796 marked a very important moment for Verona: the entry of the troops of Napoleon Bonaparte in the city. Then the signing of the Treaty of Campoformio in 1797 established the passage of the entire Venetian area under the control of the Austrians. The Italian story of Verona began on 16 October 1866 with the conquest of Veneto from the Savoy family after the third indipendence war.