Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Villa Pisani


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.

Inside you can see the ballroom with frescos by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

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.

6 comments:

Andy said...

Impressively beautiful reflection!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have never been to the villas outside of Venice. I do have a book on Italian villas. I guess if you lived in the congestion of Venice, a place in the country would be nice.

Judy said...

This is a lovely shot.

Jack said...

Sharon, this is spectacular! Your frontal photo of the villa with its reflection in the pool is something for the wall.

Lowell said...

Incredibly beautiful! Reminds me a bit of Versailles. And you got a wonderful photo - superbly composed!

JM said...

Absolutely beatuiful! Look at that ceiling.