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Villas and Gardens of the Euganean Hills

Villas and Gardens

Villas and Gardens

Villas and Gardens of the Euganean Hills

How not to be charmed by the magnificent villas and gorgeous gardens belonging, in the past, to the noble families of Venice and Padua? Let's find out together the civilization of the villas, surrounded by large parks inside the greenness of the Euganean Hills.

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    Petrarca’s House

    In 1369, Francesco Petrarca decided to move to Arquà, in the province of Padua, to spend the last years of his life in peace and quiet on the Euganean Hills. see details

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    Villa Beatrice D'Este

    Villa Beatrice d'Este stands on Mount Gemola, in the middle of the Euganean Hills, on the ruins of an ancient monastery. Today it hosts the Museum of Natural History of the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills. see details

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    Villa Contarini Giovanelli Venier

    Villa Contarini Giovanelli-Venier is located in the old center of the hamlet of Vo Vecchio and besides being a villa of remarkable historical significance, it also houses the Landscape Museum and Place of Remembrance of the Holocaust, due to its past as a concentration camp. see details

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    Villa dei Vescovi

    The enchanting Villa dei Vescovi lies in Luvigliano, in the municipality of Torreglia, and is one of the most gorgeous and elegant villas of the Renaissance, in the whole Paduan territory. see details

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    Villa Draghi

    Villa Draghi sits on the slopes of Mount Alto in Montegrotto Terme. The elegant building was carried out in 1848 by Pietro Scapin and is currently owned by the town of Montegrotto Terme. see details

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    Villa Gussoni Verson

    Villa Verson is located in Torreglia Alta; in the nineteenth century it became residence of the abbot Giuseppe Barbieri, who drew inspiration from this place to write the famous prose poem entitled "Veglie Tauriliane." see details

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    Villa Pollini

    Villa Pollini sits in the picturesque village of Luvigliano, within walking distance from Villa dei Vescovi and takes its name from its first owner, the pianist Cesare Pollini. see details

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    Villa Tolomei

    Villa Tolomei  is set on the top of hill Mirabello, a hummock halfway between the center of Torreglia and the hamlet of Luvigliano.  see details