Villa degli Azzoni Avogadro
The building was built around the seventeenth century and now presents itself with the transformations and expansion carried out in the last century by the c.te Rizzolino degli Azzoni Avogadro.
The villa was built on the ruins of an ancient castle formed by three towers placed in a triangle and joined by a large wall of battlements. Within the first enclosure of walls there were two streets equipped with strong shelters which on the right and on the left led to the top of the hill where the keep of the castle stood. For this reason the tower was called the crossroads from which the name of Bivai came later.
The castle of Bivai sustained assaults and devastation at various times, many of which suffered greatly, especially in the siege that Ezzelino da Romano made, who, taken by the warrior virtues of Giorgio Teupone who watched over its defenses, made him his captain.
Lords of the castle of Bivai were the Teuponi, who also owned the Bolpere castle at the villa of Formicano. The Teupons were descendants of Teupo, captain of the Goths, who came to Feltre in 407 Ad et not considering the point of the barbarian and the cruel, wrote Daniele Tomitano, he was well liked and had numerous offspring.
The Teupons constantly gave the homeland excellent warriors and generous benefactors.
Pietro Teupone was with the Feltrini at the first crusade and Georgia Teupone was a valiant captain in Padua, Vicenza, Verona and elsewhere in the services of Ezzelino da Romano.
The Cav. Giovanni Teupone was the last of this family, he left the church of San Vittore la Chiusa and made some excellent donations in the Cathedral of Feltre that still exist. The Teuponi belonged to the Guelph fraction.
In the villa a rich and complete collection of minerals and plaster models of the mushrooms of the area was kept.
Count Carlo Avogadro degli Azzoni was appointed first Mayor of Santa Giustina during the first municipal elections of the Kingdom of Italy on 7 October 1866.
It is possible to rent the villa for:
- Conferences with room for 90 guests
- Weddings 120 seats with 2 rooms
- Corporate meetings
- Important events
From 1500 Euros
It is possible to stay in 8 apartments for a total of 22 beds.
- Apartment for 4 people: 120 Euros per night