The ” little Versailles ” Italian , the historic garden awarded as the most beautiful in Italy , reopens to the public from tomorrow . Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani the Euganean Hills , in Valsanzibio , in the province of Padua , returns to provide visitors with customized tours combined with performance art and entertainment , to drag the audience on a journey through the wonders of the past, with tastings of typical products of the Hills and ” breakfast at the villa .” A new formula , which combines art and entertainment to return to one of the jewels of the Venetian territory , the goal has always been to thousands of tourists from abroad, but little known in the region. The monumental garden and the villa designed by Luigi Bernini , there have been built in the seventeenth century by one of the famous Venetian families , the Barbarigo . And until the mid-800 the whole complex could be reached by canals, Venice, through the valley of Eusebius , so that the villa had become a vacation spot of the Doge.
The garden of six and a half hectares , is considered the national heritage , one of the most important historic gardens in the world , visited by tourists, especially from the United States , Russia, China and Brazil. A maze perfectly preserved , ninety thousand square feet of boxwood plants , water jokes , one hundred sculptures Merengo Istrian stone that dot the park , hundreds of trees and 300 different varieties of trees create a path that astounds . A park so popular abroad , which has attracted in the past even jet-setters like Jackie Onassis and principles of Charles and Diana , guests of the family Pizzoni Ardemani . But in the historic garden in Padua have stopped even movie stars like Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. And in that dream location , between art and nature, in the green hills were filmed some scenes of the film The Merchant of Venice. Now, “the little Versailles ” turns the page and prepares for a new season marked by art and nature) . For the first time there will be the opportunity to visit the living rooms of the house or to use them to exclusive events , same thing for the Old Stables .
And the visit to the historic garden is also the possibility to stay overnight , a kind of charming inn . Dedicated to young couples , then , the proposed ” One lovely day ,” the day for lovers amid the greenery of the sculpture garden with a free ‘kits’ of food and wine . The house is now run by Armando Pizzoni Ardemani , whose parents have passed on the love for nature and for that jewel of art and history preserved so well over the years. “I am dedicated body and soul to the villa and the garden – he says – . It ‘ a huge commitment , only the maintenance of a historical park of this size requires a lot of care and utmost professionalism . T uttoil complex is conosciutissim onel world, my know – GNO is to relaunch in the Veneto. Spending time in the garden center is like being in a film set, between past and present , in the setting of pristine Valsanzibio . “