The da Schio Villas stand amongst the trees of a large park including a formal italian garden. One of the villas, dated from the early 18 th century, is built in front of a large cave used as a cellar since ancient time and quoted in a poem by Fazio degli Uberti in 1330.
The village of Costozza , from the latin Custodia, is famous for the caves exploited as stone quarries by the ancient Romans and also in the building of many villas by Palladio near Vicenza.
After the use by Wermacht and Alfa Romeo during the second world war now these caves are used as a very well known mushroom farm.
Costozza and the Berici Hills have much to offer the naturalist, there are many beautiful landscapes and numerous ancient buildings. This is an ideal site for bike tours and the visit of all the Veneto from Verona to Venice
Piazza G. da Schio, 4 - 36023 Costozza di Longare - ()
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