Villa Contarini Giovanelli Venier

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16th Century Architecture
May 2017
This is a nice ancillary visit while in the Vo’ area. Villa Contarini Giovanelli-Venier is set in the center of the borough of Vo’ Vecchio, the ancient municipal seat, that later became a hamlet of the municipality of Vo’ Euganeo. The building of the villa likely dates back to the end of 16th century, with changes and additions carried out in the following centuries. In its original design, the main body of the structure re-proposed the courtly image of the Venetian palace. As a matter of fact, the edifice has a tripartite square plan with superimposed central halls. In the nineteenth century, the property passed to the family Giovanelli-Venier which undertook works of major renovation and modernization, changing the orientation of the main façade. This latter was moved from the side facing the square to the southern side, in front of the barchessas (a barchessa is a porticoed structure with round arches, used as shed). The interior also underwent a radical reorganization and the gorgeous half spiral staircase (still existing) was built to connect the different floors of the edifice. The outside space has maintained its original baroque setting: the double-flight staircase opens in a semicircle facing the courtyard, where two massive lateral “barchessas” are set in diverging position. Together with the boundary walls, rounded at the bottom of the garden, they create a peculiar "drop" shape. Stop by for few minutes if you’re in the area.

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16th Century Architecture
May 2017 • Friends
This is a nice ancillary visit while in the Vo’ area. Villa Contarini Giovanelli-Venier is set in the center of the borough of Vo’ Vecchio, the ancient municipal seat, that later became a hamlet of the municipality of Vo’ Euganeo. The building of the villa likely dates back to the end of 16th century, with changes and additions carried out in the following centuries. In its original design, the main body of the structure re-proposed the courtly image of the Venetian palace. As a matter of fact, the edifice has a tripartite square plan with superimposed central halls. In the nineteenth century, the property passed to the family Giovanelli-Venier which undertook works of major renovation and modernization, changing the orientation of the main façade. This latter was moved from the side facing the square to the southern side, in front of the barchessas (a barchessa is a porticoed structure with round arches, used as shed). The interior also underwent a radical reorganization and the gorgeous half spiral staircase (still existing) was built to connect the different floors of the edifice. The outside space has maintained its original baroque setting: the double-flight staircase opens in a semicircle facing the courtyard, where two massive lateral “barchessas” are set in diverging position. Together with the boundary walls, rounded at the bottom of the garden, they create a peculiar "drop" shape.

Stop by for few minutes if you’re in the area.
Written May 7, 2017
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