Giardino monumentale di Valsanzibio - Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani
The Valsanzibio Monumental Garden of Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani is an open-air museum. Voted the most beautiful garden in Italy in 2003 and the third most beautiful in Europe in 2007, it is still considered one of the most amazing and important Baroque gardens in the world.
Situated at the foot of the "Valle di Sant'Eusebio" (from which the ancient village, "Valsanzibio", takes its name), in the heart of the Euganean Hills Regional Park, an uncontaminated natural area 18 km from Padova, within easy reach of the Spa area (Abano, Montegrotto, Battaglia and Galzignano Terme), bordering the region's first Golf club (the 27-hole Golf Club of Padova), this estate is one of the most fascinating properties in the Veneto region.
The Villa and its Monumental Garden were built in the 17th century by one of the most important and wealthiest Venetian families, the Barbarigo, who made the Garden as a vow to God that the terrible plague of 1630 would end. A Garden designed by Luigi Bernini, while the symbolism was inspired by St. Gregory Barbarigo, conceived in a dramatic historical moment for Venice. It wanted to be, and still is today, a destination of rebirth, a hymn to life, to be lived with joy even if sometimes complicated like the Garden's boxwood labyrinth, today the oldest in the world in secular boxwood.
The Villa, guest quarters, gastaldia, stables, lemon house, pavilion, oratory and garden are located in an area of more than 160,000 square metres.
Today, this spectacular and unique location, where history, art and nature come together in perfect harmony, can be visited every day, and private guided tours (in Italian and English - all other languages on request) or corporate team building with breakfasts, dinners and aperitifs can be organised. Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani with the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio and the 19th-century Cà Martinengo Hunting Lodge are ideal "locations and/or 'sets" for advertising shoots, film shoots and commercial and/or private photo shoots (e.g. wedding photo shoots), parties, corporate events and much more.
The villa, elegantly furnished by the Counts Pizzoni Ardemani in the post-war period after the German occupation, does not have large lounges, but all garden-view lounges.
It is the ideal location for small private events (from 10 to 30 people).
- Refreshment area at the Stables
- Free parking area
- Disabled access
- Guided tour to discover the symbolism of the Garden
- Walk through the labyrinth with surveillance staff
- Large relaxation-picnic area among ancient trees