Via Camerini 1 - 35016 Piazzola sul Brenta (PD)
Tel. 049 5590238 - Fax 049 9619182
Summary
The imposing Villa Contarini, gives, on its southern side, onto the evocative semicircular square, which is at the core of the life in the municipality of Piazzola sul Brenta. The most important part of the building is the fourteenth century castle belonged to the Carraresi family, which in the sixteenth century was then sold to the Contarini family of Venice, who decided to renovate and enlarge it. In one of its lateral wings, namely the eastern one, it is possible to see interesting Greek and Latin epigraphic material, which was collected over the years by the noble Venetian and Paduan families.
Collection history
The items displayed come from the former “Naniano” museum, established in the Villa Pagani in Legnaro approximately in 1700 and then moved to Villa Contarini in the early 20th century by the member of the Contarini family themselves, who at the time were the owners of the villa. Unfortunately part of the collection went lost during the 20th century as after the second world war the Villa fell into decay. Yet thanks to the patient restoration, renovation and cataloguing work carried out in the 70’s, most of the material was recovered and suitably arranged in the expositive plan, which can be seen still today.
Visiting
Admission: Negli orari di apertura; Ticket: No;
School access
Disabled access
Opening Times
TipologyWhenSpecs
SummerMonday9.00 – 12.00 e 15.00 – 19.00
SummerTuesday9.00 – 12.00 e 15.00 – 19.00
SummerWednesday9.00 – 12.00 e 15.00 – 19.00
SummerThursday9.00 – 12.00 e 15.00 – 19.00
SummerFriday9.00 – 12.00 e 15.00 – 19.00
SummerSaturday9.00 – 12.00 e 15.00 – 19.00
SummerSunday9.00 – 12.00 e 15.00 – 20.00
WinterMonday9.00 – 12.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
WinterTuesday9.00 – 12.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
WinterWednesday9.00 – 12.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
WinterThursday9.00 – 12.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
WinterFriday9.00 – 12.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
WinterSaturday9.00 – 12.00 e 14.00 – 18.00
WinterSunday9.00 – 12.00 e 14.00 – 18.30


Recommended tour time (minutes): 30
Services for visitors
Toilet
Parking
Bookshop
Bar/Resaturant
Educational Services
Guide a stampa Brochure
Italian
Information boards
Italian
Captions under exhibits
Italian
Guided Tours