Villa Fracanzan Piovene is situated to the south of the Berici Hills and is at the centre of a circuit of Palladian villas protected by Unesco. The countryside around Orgiano is ideal for cycling and hillwalking, and there are ancient mills to visit as well as wine cellars producing excellent wines.
This important complex with a rich history stretching back over many centuries has been a popular attraction for Italian and foreign tourists, for garden and park enthusiasts, architects and schools for over twenty years.
All visits to the villa’s interior and the museum are guided by specialist staff and last about one hour. Visits to the garden and park are unaccompanied.
Special visits for schools may be pre-booked for the villa and the Museum of "Everyday life and work in the villa".
Visits for groups of over 20: by appointment all year.
Individual visits: Sunday and public holidays from April 1st to October 31st.
Summer closure: 15 July – 16 August.
Individuals: € 10,00
Groups: over 20 people € 8,00
Children, boys and girls 6 - 14 years of age: € 7,00
School groups: students € 7,00
Family with five or more people: € 30,00
Schoolteacher, children up to 6 years of age and disabled: free of charge
WHAT TO SEE IN THE AREA
There are several Palladian villas in the neighbourhood of Orgiano: Villa Pisani (by Andrea Palladio) at Bagnolo di Lonigo; La Rocca Pisana (by Vincenzo Scamozzi) at Lonigo; Villa Pojana (by Andrea Palladio) at Pojana Maggione; Villa Saraceno (by Andrea Palladio) at Finale di Agugliaro. At Vicenza there is la Rotonda (by Andrea Palladio) and Villa Ai Nani with frescoes by Tiepolo. The nearby Abbey of Praglia and the walled cities of Este, Montagnana and Soave are also well worth visiting.