Villa Pisani, Stra

Palace in Padova

Città Di Stra Villa Pisani La Facciata Posteriore, Vista Del Parco
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Villa Pisani at Stra refers to the monumental, late-Baroque rural palace located along the Brenta Canal (Riviera del Brenta) at Via Doge Pisani 7 near the town of Stra, on the mainland of the Veneto, northern Italy. This villa is one of the largest examples of Villa Veneta located in the Riviera del Brenta, the canal linking Venice to Padua. The patrician Pisani family of Venice commissioned a number of villas, also known as Villa Pisani across the Venetian mainland. The villa and gardens now operate as a national museum, and the site sponsors art exhibitions.

Construction of this palace was begun in the early 18th century for Alvise Pisani, the most prominent member of the Pisani family, who was appointed doge in 1735. The initial models of the palace by Paduan architect Girolamo Frigimelica still exist, but the design of the main building was ultimately completed by Francesco Maria Preti. When it was completed, the building had 114 rooms, in honour of its owner, the 114th Doge of Venice Alvise Pisani.

In 1807 it was bought by Napoleon from the Pisani Family, now in poverty due to great losses in gambling. In 1814 the building became the property of the House of Habsburg who transformed the villa into a place of vacation for the European aristocracy of that period. After 1866 the Villa became the property of the House of Savoy, who in 1882 transferred it to the Italian state. In 1934 it was partially restored to host the first meeting of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, after the riots in Austria.

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Visiting Villa Pisani, Stra



From 9am to 6pm (from 5pm to 6pm exit only)


From 9am to 8pm (from 7pm to 8pm exit only)


From 9am to 6pm (from 5pm to 6pm exit only)


From 9am to 5pm (from 4pm to 5pm exit only)

Open daily except on Mondays, May 1st , Christmas Day and January 1st .


Adult – Visit to the Park and the Villa € 10,00 – Visit to the Park only € 4,50

Address: Villa Pisani, Via Doge Pisani, Stra, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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