Breakfast in hotel.
Visit to the garden of Cuntess Marina Emo of Capodilista in Rivella.
The villa is situated at the entrance of the town hall. At first glance, it shows all the elegance of Palladian columns and the geometric severity of the beautiful green gardens that surround it, full of roses, magnolias and divided by two long ponds full of lilies.
Afterwards, visit to the garden of Valzanzibio, Galzignano Terme of Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani.
Villa Barbarigo, (also known as Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani), is a Venetian villa built in the seventeenth century, commissioned by the noble Venetian Francesco Zuane Barbarigo. Its park covers an area of 15 hectares and represents a rare example of a symbolic seventeenth-century garden, with a complex system of fountains, which are still working. The garden contains over seventy statues with didactic mottos engraved in the base by Enrico Merengo, including the personification of Tempo, Endymion, Argo, Tifeo, and Polyphemus. The park is crossed by trails that lead to the fountains, (all together are sixteen, including those of the Rivers, Eolo, and venti), the maze in the boxwood, lakes, streams, gallery of Caprini and small buildings.
There are about 800 plants, and several species of rare trees: 24 varieties of conifers, 16 ever-green trees, and other types of shrubs. The garden was recently honored with the international prize “IL più Bel Giardino d’Europa”, (The Most Beautiful Garden of Europe).
Afterwards, visit to Villa Pisani in Vescovana owned by Mrs. Mariella Bolognesi Scalabrin. At the end of parterre, around the residence, there is a high hedge dividing the garden from the grazing land and the park. The Parterre is crossed by a road leading to la Ghiacciaia naturale, (the natural icehouse), a fountain dedicated to Symonds, the rocky garden, the false ruins, (Temple of Baal and wall of Gerico), the family chapel, (an important and unique Elizabethan-Gothic example ), built in 1860 by the sculptor Antonio Gradenigo, (a sculptor who worked for Jappelli in Pedrocchi Cafe in Padova), the theatre of the nineteenth-century, and the small temple dedicated to Saint Antonio.
Lunch included in the villa.
Departure for Padova Train Station and/or Padova Airport.
End of the tour.