Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Villa Pisani is located about 30K outside of Venice in the village of Stra Italy along a row of villas that were built by the noble families of Venice. There are many villas bearing the same name as the Pisani family was a very prominent family building many homes and villas. This one is a baroque villa located on a very large property with a reflecting pool and statuary all over the grounds and the building itself. The gardens features a greenhouse, stables, gazebo and a traditional maze.
Alvise Pisani commissioned this villa after his appointment as doge in 1735.
In 1807 Napoleon I acquired the villa and in 1882 it became a National Monument. In 1934 Adolf Hitler conferred with Mussolini here.
The grounds alone were well worth the visit here.