Villa Parco Bolasco

Now owned by the University of Padua, Villa Bolasco Piccinelli (once Villa Revedin, and then Villa Rinaldi) was built by Count Francesco Revedin between 1852 and 1865.  Hail as “the Paradise” the area once included two palaces and an Italian garden that was torn down in 1803 by Count Nicolò Corner Giustinian. The design of the current villa was entrusted to the famous Venetian architect Giambattista Meduna, known for his reconstruction and restoration works in Venice (the Teatro La Fenice, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Ca 'd'Oro palace).

The Villa includes a luminous staircase by Meduna, an elaborately decorated ballroom with frescos by Giacomo Casa da Conegliano, and lavish stables dedicated to Count Revedin equestrian passion that incorporates sophisticated architectural design and innovative cast iron materials.

The villa embodies a large English garden, declared as the "Most beautiful park in Italy" in 2018. In addition to Meduna, other famous architects contributed to its design including Francesco Bagnara, Marc Guignon (the cavallerizza) and Antonio Caregaro Negrin, who between 1869 and 1878 designed the Moorish-style greenhouse, the cavana for sheltering boats, and much more.

The park is outstretched by alternating meadows, ponds, hills, and trees completed by an ornate horseback riding arena encircled by 52 statues (44 of which are by the sculptor Orazio Marinali and originally featured in “the Paradise”) as well as two elevated equestrian statues.  Guarded by a dovecote tower at the west entrance and turret near the surrounding wall to the east, the park also displays an array of exquisitely painted fresco remaining from its time as “the Paradise”.  

Open to the public, Villa Parco Bolasco is accessible from via Ospedale, found at the pedestrian walkway at the end of the dirt parking lot next to the Domenico Sartor residential center of Castelfranco Veneto. 

The University reserves the right to close the park during inclement weather. For more information or to book reservations please contact +39 049 8273939 or send an email to reservations@villaparcobolasco.it  

Consult the website www.villaparcobolasco.it  to learn more about events, opening hours, and access to the historic Villa Parco Bolasco.

 

 

Villa Revedin Bolasco

via Borgo Treviso 73
31033, Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso
tel.  049 8273939
www.villaparcobolasco.it