Veneto Villas, for guided tours or holidays
A startling example of Venetian Villas for its architecture and location, Villa Emo Capodilista was built in 1580 AC as a hunting lodge and designed by Dario Varotari, a student of Italian Renaissance and mainly active in Venice and the Veneto Region’s painter (Paolo) Veronese, who frescoed with Eliodoro Forbicini and Antonio Vassillacchi – also called L’Aliense.
Unlike most other Veneto Villas, this original hunting lodge differs for both its interior and exterior settings for the owners to best enjoy outdoor spaces, the nature and the landscape. An ideal location for family gatherings and celebrations nearby Venice and Padua.
Additional service rooms were later added in 1800 AC by closing the north building wall thus to improve living conditions and long stays holidays.
Frescoed double loggias, overlooking the gardens in an unique set design, make the perimeter of the Villa.
This combination of geometry, paintings and landscape has inspired several artworks, both antique and contemporary.
The ground floor loggia still preserves the inscriptions evoking a theatrical performance: Luigi Groto’s Adriana which is said to have been an inspiration for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Nowadays and in recent times the Villa has been the set of “The Merchant of Venice” starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons, a glampse of which may be recognized in the film clippings available in our video gallery.
Also referred to as “La Montecchia” for its solitary location on the namesake Hill standing above the Estate vineyards, Villa Emo Capodilista is a registered member of VILLEVENETE™ and of ADSI (Dimore Storiche Italiane).
This extraordinary and historical Veneto Villa may be experienced both with a guided tour or indeed on a rental basis for a luxury holiday.