Villa da Schio in Castelgomberto, a Palladian school villa
Nestled in a beautiful valley between Vicenza, Verona and Venezia, lies the heritage listed Villa da Schio. Walkways running through the grounds are lined with lush secular trees.
It was originally built at the beginning of seventeenth century, close to the existing national road, but after several flood of the Agno River, the construction site was relocated to the current position on a higher and safer level.
In the initial stages of construction, there were two different buildings, one close to the existing church, and the second some one hundred meters north, next to the area dedicated to the agricultural activities. The architect responsible of the Villa was Antonio Pizzocaro, a follower of the Venetian architect, Andrea Palladio. During the construction process the small Poscola River was deviated in order to provide the best solution for the garden. Since the seventeenth century, Villa da Schio has been passed through family members of the Piovene family, then to the da Porto family and in the early twenties to the family da Schio.
The complex was built by the Piovene family in the second half of the seventeenth century
First the construction began along the current state road, but due to a flood of the Agno torrent that flows a short distance, it was decided to build in the position where today is the villa.
Recent studies have shown that at first there were two distinct buildings, one adjacent to the current chapel, and the other in the area behind the barchesses. The design of the villa is attributed to the architect Antonio Pizzocaro who followed the Palladian footsteps.
In order to dispose of the park, the Piovene diverted the Poscola torrent that otherwise would have passed through the park itself, disfiguring its harmony.
From the Piovene family, the villa passed by inheritance to the family from Porto and subsequently to the family from the current owner Schio.
Today the villa is an exclusive location for both private events such as weddings, meetings, parties, receptions and a place to find hospitality.
Weddings and private events
For the perfect start to married life you need the perfect venue. Villa da Schio could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Villa da Schio offers a range of rooms which provides the flexibility to host a variety of events including weddings, fashion shows, vintage fairs and live events; such as comedy nights, auctions, gigs and music events. Wide spaces are available in the park, as well as in the courtyard where covered walkways are available. Our selected suppliers such as catering, wedding planners or event directors, dj, will happy to provide support and assistance to ensure your day runs without a hitch and that you enjoy every moment.nnEvents can be managed from April to October.
The exteriors are distinguished by the internal courtyard, the eighteenth-century park and the Italian-style garden, with ample spaces for multi-faceted uses starting from the corporate event up to the concert.
The organization of the event, on request, is supported by professionals in the sector who already work with the structure.
Villa da Schio is the ideal solution for weddings in an exclusive historical location. In the villa it is possible to celebrate the civil ceremony.
For weddings and various events the price is on average 3000 euros VAT excluded.
Special fares for schools, and cultural entities.
The visits are made by reservation and are held exclusively with a guide for groups of minino 15 people.
We visit all the exteriors, the eighteenth-century park, the Italian garden.
The Villa is open from April to October. Visits are allowed for the exterior and t the park. Special fares for schools, universities and cultural organizations.
In Villa da Schio three apartments are available; different sizes, from two to eight people each, completely furnished, suitable for medium-long periods, or holiday.