scenic Venetian villa, built in the mid-1600s, was home
to the last Venice Doge, Ludovico Manin. In 1797 Napoleon
was also hosted here when signing the Treaty
of Campoformido, which put an end to Venice's power passing
it to the Austrian Empire. It is a grand, almost regal palace,
which outdoes all the villas of the Veneto for extension
and extravagance. The magnificent square, surrounded by
a long colonnade, reminds you of St.Peter's square in Rome
while the arches recall Palladio's architectural models.
tour includes a visit to Napoleon's chamber (which
features a portrait by David), the chapel, the antique
armory, the carriage museum and the map salon.
We'll then walk through the beautiful park, full
of rare botanical species, small lakes, hills, and valleys:
just the perfect place for a picnic!