The Villa was first commissioned by the Piovene family in the late 17th century.
It was originally constructed along the main highway but after a severe flood in the nearby Agno River, the decision was made to relocate the property to its current position on higher ground.
Recent research has revealed that in the initial stages of construction, there were two different buildings, one close to the existing church, and the other in the area dedicated to the agricultural activity. The architect responsible for the Villa design was Pizzoccaro, an avid follower of the famed Venetian architect, Andrea Palladio.
During the construction process, the small Poscola River which passed through the area, was diverted in order to provide the best surface and the best aesthetics for the garden.
Villa da Schio has been passed down through family members for centuries beginning with the Piovene, then to the da Porto family and now, to the family da Schio.