Villa Tiepolo Passi is built in Venetian Baroque style with stylistic features indicative of Vincenzo Scamozzi's work. The ground floor boats Sansovino-style ceilings and seventeenth-century Venetian painting , and the first or noble floor has sumptuous frescoes by Pietro Antonio Cerva , "Il Bolognese" (1674-75). Outside is a large yard of "selese" with busts of the philosophers Democritus and Heraclitus set along the line of an ancient sundial, and a fish pond accented by statues of Wisdom and Prudence by Giuseppe Bernardi and his nephew Giovanni Ferrari, known as "I Torretti" (ca. 1880), who had the young Antonio Canova as an apprentice.
Beyond the Italianate garden with fountain, ornamental planters and grottoes, the historic romantic park hosts the family chapel built in 1774, after a fire destroyed the original one. With frescoes painted by Giambattista Canal, the last of the "fa presto" line of painters, the still-consecrated chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, and even today bears a plenary indulgence granted by Pope Pius VI.
Behind the Villa are the estate’s beautifully restored stables, barns, cellars and guest lodging, which today serve various hospitality functions. Across the bridge over the River Piovensan lie vineyards, orchards, lawns and the old-growth hedges that mark the boundary of the estate.
Villa Tiepolo Passi was first dwelled in at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, and was enlarged to its present size a century later with a commission from Ermolao Tiepolo, Procurator of San Marco and senator of the Serenissima Republic.
The Villa stands on the ancient embankment of a Paleoveneto hill-fort, which later became a Roman military garrison (castrum). The place is strategic as evidence by the extraordinary avenue that runs in front
of the Villa extensions of which forms a perfectly straight line to Venice to the south and Belluno and Cortina D'Ampezzo to the north, along the Piave Valley Way.
In the nineteenth century, the Villa decorated over the centuries by famous artists, was passed down to the Counts Passi de Preposulo, an ancient family from Bergamo area, who know maintain the Villa in old-fashioned style, offering lodgings, guided visits, educational visits for school groups, organic produce, judicious landscaping and cuisine based on age-old family recipes.
During the First World War, the Villa became an Army Corps Command and then an Italian Red Cross hospital; King Vittorio Emanuele and generals Diaz and Cadorna stayed here.
Staying in a 17th-century Venetian Villa
At Villa Tiepolo Passi, the first floor of the west-side annex hosts the rooms of the old guest lodging. The great charm of the place and the simple but elegant welcome offer guests the pleasure of a special experience: "Villa living", a way of life marked by beauty, tranquility and sustainability, in the midst of history, culture, art and nature.
Guests can wander around the agricultural estate, enjoying a landscape that seems frozen in time with its historic bird-hunting snare, spotting little mammals and a variety of birds.
The historic Italianate garden and the romantic park, as well as the manor house, can be visited on a wonderful new guided tour (12,00 € per person).
The guest lodging offers the following rooms:
Loft "Il Granareto" (90 sqm loft)
Open space with double bed on mezzanine, kitchen, living area, bathroom with tub, air conditioning. River, countryside and courtyard view. Sleeps up to 4 people.
Double room with double bed or 2 single beds, bathroom with shower, air conditioning, river and countryside view.
Double room with double bed or 2 single beds, bathroom with shower, air conditioning, courtyard view.
Prices (per night)
Room "Fattore" : € 90.00
Room "Cocchiere" : € 90.00
Loft Il Granareto : € 130.00
The entire flat (loft + 2 rooms for 6 people - minimum stay 2 nights): € 280.00 per night
Eco-sustainable hospitality: in-room spring water, soap/shampoo dispenser, memory foam mattresses, towel change every 3 days, breakfast set in the room, ceramic tableware.
Extra beds and / or children's bed: € 25,00 per person per night
- animals are welcome: € 15,00 per animal per night
On demand: transfers, tastings, etc. (on reservation, extra cost)
Availability for consultation and planning of customized itineraries in the area
Check in: from 14: 00 to 18: 00
Check out: before 11:00
Info and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org - 329 7406219
By reservation only
Languages: Italian and English
from February 1st to November 30th
Morning: departure of the visit at 11:00
(Other times will be announced on the website or by newsletter)
Weekdays: minimum 4 people, according to availability, time to be agreed.
Groups (minimum 15 people)
All year round, every day, time to be agreed.
I TIEPOLO, GLI “AFARI DA TERA” E LA “CASA DE VILLA”
(1 hour and 30 minutes)
After an interesting introduction on the history, origin and functions of Venetian Villas, the tour continues inside and outside on a captivating path through history, art and landscape: the great sundial, the marvelous perspective, the sumptuously furnished and frescoed rooms, the Italianate garden, the fountain, the romantic park and the chapel.
Individuals: € 12.00 per person
Groups (minimum 15 people): € 10.00 per person
Reductions for students (age 8 to 21) / Carbonera residents / FAI members / TRA members / Ville Venete members: € 10.00 per person
Free entry: one person for every 20 in groups, children under 7, assistants for disabled visitors
Other languages: simultaneous translation from € 120.00 // no extra costs if the tour leader can do the translation
Other languages: simultaneous translation starting from € 120,00 // no cost if the tour leader is able to do the translation.
The tour will be held if it rains.
Coach parking outside the Villa grounds.
Groups enter on foot (about 150 meters); a ride can be arranged for those who have difficulty walking.
Car parking inside the grounds.
Other routes (preferably for GROUPS)
(tour details on request)
"LA CIVILTA' DI VILLA ": OZIO E NEGOZIO
(about 2 hours)
Price: to be added € 4.00 per person
VENEZIA E LA TERRA FERMA - LA VITA IN VILLA
(about 3 hours)
Price: to be added € 8.00 per person
Tastings / light lunches
(for groups only and depending on availability - descriptions of the menu on request)
(Dishes made with seasonal and local products with recipes from old Villa cookbooks)
- A toast to...: starting from € 8.00 including VAT.
- Sweet and savory: starting from € 14.00 including VAT.
- Wine and cheese: starting from € 15.00 including VAT.
- Light lunch: starting from € 22.00 including VAT.
Events and Meetings
At Villa Tiepolo Passi, wedding receptions, company meetings and other events are given exclusive use of the property’s spaces. The Rimessa delle Carrozze (Carriage House) is ideal for small business meetings, and the Tesa dei Tiepolo, amid old-growth trees and native grapevines, is the perfect location for events and receptions. The Villa staff provides assistance for all requested services.
Rimessa delle Carrozze (Carriage house)
80 sqm - up to 40/60 seated guests
Private parking for 40 cars
Tesa dei Tiepolo
Ground floor: 240 sqm - 100 seated guests
First floor: 240 sqm - 200 seated guests
Porch: 80 sqm - 60 seated guests
Outside area: 100 sqm
Private parking for 100 cars