Villa Negri Piovene at Mussolente (VI)


Mussolente (Vicenza) SP248 [provincial highway], Via della Vittoria 35, altitude 140 m/460 feet above sea level; train station at Bassano del Grappa about 5 km/3 miles to the west.

The villa is set on a low hill at the base of Monte Grappa in the vicinity of Bassano del Grappa.  It was designed by the Bassano architect Antonio Gaidon through a commission from the nobleman Antonio Negri Miazzi who collaborated directly on the design to the point of being considered its co-architect.  The villa was completed in 1763.

The villa is visible from SP248 with a long stairway in front; the central block is divided into three floors; to the sides there are two barchesse [service buildings] with colonnades.  Surrounding the villa is a vast park with a labyrinth.

Today the villa is the property of the Piovene family; only the grounds are open to visitors and only by appointment.

Latest visit 7 September 2014.

All photos by Paolo Bonavoglia, unless indicated otherwise.

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