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Villa Cappello at Stra (VE)
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Stra, altitude 5m/16 feet above sea level; train station at Padua, 8km/5miles to the west and at Vigonza, 4 km/2.5 miles to the north. The villa is situated along the bicycle route of the Brenta.


This villa, also known as Palazzo Cappello, is located along the Riviera del Brenta, just left [west] of the Museo Nazionale [Villa Pisani], to which it is somehow dependent.

The villa was built in the sixteenth century and was renovated to its present form at the end of the seventeenth century. The characteristic element of the facade is the large pediment held up by the three center windows. The surface treatment of the front facade is bugnato gentile - a soft form of rustication.


Latest visit: 2015-02-08


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