Villa Selvatico, Battaglia Terme (PD)


Battaglia Terme, province of Padua, altitude 50 m/165 feet above sea level; train stations at Battaglia Terme, at Monselice 6 km/4 miles to the south, and at Montegrotto 4 km/2.5 miles to the north.

Built in the early seventeenth century on behalf of B. Selvatico, by an unknown architect, but who must have had in mind the Villa Rotunda of Palladio in Vicenza; similarly, it is set on a small hill providing panoramic views, and it has a square plan with four equal elevations.

It is not open to the public, but can be seen at a distance from the bike path between Battaglia Terme and Monselice.

All photos by Paolo Bonavoglia.

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