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Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani
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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to visit around Padova/Mira! Beautiful and big garden to walk! Nice museum with a crazy amount of rooms!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank SkyJacksy
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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I visited the villa as I lived near stra for a placement at work, very beautiful!! Lots to see, if you enjoy walking make sure you walk around the grounds and visit the labyrinth for some mind confusing fun! Beautiful during the fall when the leaves are orange

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jkaur96
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is one of Italy's classic villas and you need to spend time here - allow three hours to ensure that you can see it all, the palace itself, the stables at the far end of the garden facing the palace across the reflecting pool, the various other buildings in the grounds and, of course, the maze.

Currently there is a 3D presentation on the Grand Tour which lasts for about 40 minutes so if you come for anything less than my recommended three hours you just won't be able to see everything. If you get properly lost in the maze then you will need to allow additional time but don't miss trying out the maze.

It seems that too many people come here but don't allow sufficient time to see everything that's here (perhaps they aren't fully aware of just how much there is to see, so please do your research before you come).

The tour of the palace is fascinating and it is nice to see work in progress on restoring the ballroom. Perhaps it was in this room that Mussolini hosted his meeting with Hitler during his first state visit to Italy in June 1934. Mussolini must have wanted an impressive venue to hold this meeting and so opted for Villa Pisani.

And Villa Pisani and its grounds continues to impress to this day, so if you're anywhere in the Veneto district of northern Italy this is a must see destination and you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank The_Welsh_Travel_Man
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

This breathtaking Villa facing the Brenta river is probabibly the most beautiful we saw along the "Brenta Riviera" (Villa Foscari is wonderful too, although much smaller). We stopped here for a guided tour while cruising on board the "Burchiello" from Venice to Padua. The stop lasts "only" 1 hour, enough to see the main rooms and take a short walk in the gardens. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank andrewdover79
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This large palace Villa was built back in the 18th century and belonged to Venice's 114th Doge (chief magistrate) Andrea Alvisae Pisani.

Since the 15th century his family had began becoming very wealthy due to land renting and trade and by the 18th century, Andrea Pisani, was selected by the city council as the new doge for the Republic of Venice; a lifetime position, though not hereditary nor hierarchy related, but rather highest possible rank position that provided him with wealth, political and military power.

To show off his magnificence, he bestowed upon Girolamo Frigimelica, a landscape Italian architect for the work; nonetheless, Frigimelica's job only included the layout of the external gardens (which are in 11 hectares, about 1.5km perimeter), the maze with its exedra, turret and Minerva sculpture (which has a significance of achieving knowledge, for those who get to her) and the Villa's stables (which mark his work piece).

He was also known for making the fountain and pond that are currently situated in between the villa and the stables, which follow the French perspective models of the time; possibly inspired by the works of Andrè Le Notrê (landscape architect of the Sun King and most famous work: Versailles Castle, Paris).

The Villa was a project made by architect Francesco Maria Preti and the most important frescos inside it belong to Giambatista Tiepolo (Italian painter with great renown also in Germany and Spain for his use of a lighter palate of colors- pastels to create light; his most admired piece lies on the ballroom, the Glory of the Pisany Family).

The inside of the villa is conformed of about 30 interconnected rooms in which most of the social activities took place. The rooms are so diverse from one another in terms of usage of space, function, frescos, lightness etc that it makes it more interesting to learn from.

Each room has a description available in EN- SP- IT-FR making it easy for the tourists to have a self guided tour of what they are seeing.

Due to gambling debts and because of the collapse of the Serenissima (the Republic of Venice) the Doge was forced to sell his Villa Pisani to Napolean, for 1,901,000 Venetian liras.

Napolean made some changes to the Villa including removing some of the 114 rooms that had been originally built in honor of the 114th doge of Venice. Luckily, the "Glory of the Pisany Family" fresco did not suffer any inconveniences.

Napolean's room is one of the new rooms introduced as well as his bathroom; which are both part of the rooms that are acailable to see in the visit.

It was said that during that time, Napolean slept sitting down, because he dread of the contagious tuberculosis and was told that by sleeping in this position it could prevent him from getting the disease; reason why his bed is so small.

Additionally, Napolean created an Orangery and introduced greenhouses for other plants who needed special needs. Today, the orangery is still growing and has lots of species both indoors and outdoors.

Close to the Orangery, you can find the Gardener's house. On the bottom, you will find an assortment of gardening instruments used back in the 18th century and in the top part of the building, a 3D film on the Grand Tour awaits you. The film shows very old photos from Egypt to Denmark in a journey. Very interesting, although, only shown in Italian.

There is a coffee shop with restrooms available close to the maze as well as restrooms inside the lobby of the villa's main building.

The tkt has a cost of 10€ with access to the maze, the gardens and the upper rooms.

The first Sunday of every month, the entrance is Free of charge.

The parking lot is free of charge

If going by bus:
From Padua train station, walk towards bus terminal.
Across from bus terminal there is a newspaper kiosk, buy the bus tkt there. €5.6 (two way). Mi da due biglietti per andare a Stra, Villa Pisani?

Return to bus terminal and go to line 13. Take bus 53E. Ask driver to stop at Stra'. Io vado a Villa Pisani, mi potrebbe fare lo stop a Stra? (You have to get off at Stra, otherwise you'll end up in Venice).

From the bus stop you continue walking straight ahead. First, you will see a villa that has been turned into a shoe museum to your left, to your right you will pass along a park and if you continue walking ahead, on your left you will see a white wall that will lead you to Villa Pisani. You can't get lost!

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank rogerr657
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