This post is also available in: Italian

Veneto is rich in historical gardens. Here’s a list with some of them near Padua and Vicenza. You may want to also visit some nearby nurseries, following our Discovering nurseries: between Padua and Vicenza itinerary.

You may also want to refer to this excellent book: I Giardini delle Ville Venete, by Camilla Zanarotti, who included many wonderful pictures by Fusaro, published by Silvana Editoriale (2014). This book covers some of the most interesting gardens built in Veneto between the XVI and the XIX centuries (including those suggested in this itinerary).

Padua and its outskirts

San Pelagio Castle, in Due Carrare (PD).

Catajo Castle

Catajo Castle , in Battaglia Terme (PD).

Villa Barbarigo

Villa Barbarigo, in Galzignano Terme (PD).

Villa Contarini

Villa Contarini, in Piazzola sul Brenta (PD).

Villa Emo Capodilista

Villa Emo Capodilista, in Selvazzano Dentro (PD).

Villa dei Vescovi

Villa dei Vescovi, in Torreglia (PD).

Villa Pisani Bolognesi Scalabrin

Villa Pisani Bolognesi Scalabrin, in Vescovana (PD).

Villa Valmarana

Villa Valmarana or Villa Cittadella Vigodarzere, in Saonara (PD).

Villa Widmann Borletti

Villa Widmann Borletti, in Bagnoli di Sopra (PD).

Vicenza e dintorni

Villa Fogazzaro Colbachini

Villa Fogazzaro Colbachini, in Montegalda (Vi). Inside this villa, there’s the interesting Bell Museum.

Villa Godi

Villa Godi, in Grumolo delle Abbadesse (Vi)

And there’s more…: if you had an extra day, you should absolutely go on a cruise: Villas along the Brenta River – Burchiello Cruise. “Il Burchiello” is a special cruise to discover many of the Venetian villas built along the banks of the Brenta River. This tour takes its name from the typical Venetian passenger boat which, in ancient times, featured a large wooden cabin with balconies (finely decorated).
Today, the Burchiello cruise (a one-day tour) runs along Riviera del Brenta, from Padua to Venice and then back to the start, offering an exclusive “grand tour” service with a very convenient schedule.

This post is also available in: Italian

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.