Villa Pisani at Montagnana was designed by Palladio for Francesco Pisani in 1552.
Together with the almost contemporary Villa Cornaro at Piombino Dese, Villa Pisani marked a turning point in the history of architecture thanks to its two-story loggia, surmounted by a pediment. In fact, this special loggia has become an iconic worldwide architectural motif. Visitors who are interested in the preservation of old buildings may also be interested in the degradation of the external surfaces which reveals how many details are made of brick, stone and wood, once covered by plaster.
A guided tour of villa Pisani at Montagnana focuses on the high quality of Palladio’s creation and could also include a pleasant walk into the medieval village of Montagnana.