CONTARINI VILLA NAMED “PRINCE PALACE”

CONTARINI VILLA NAMED “PRINCE PALACE”

On the hill overlooking Este, the villa was erected by the contarini family, perhaps designed by the great architect Vincenzo Scamozzi. The nickname 2Prince” is linked to a historical event: the lection of Doge Alvise Contarini, which occured while the patrician was in the residence of Este. Altered in later centuries, the villa is located in the center of a large trachyte paved courtyard and looks like a quadrangular block with gabled façades preceded by steps: the basements slightly protruding, the portals and windows are decorated with rusticated quoins. Inside the main hall has a Geeks cross plan and is barrel-vaulted. Complete the complex the cottages and a chapel.

Villas Castles Squares and Historic Gardens
via Palazzo del Principe, 7
35042   Este   (PD)  
Tel: 0429 3635 (Pro loco Este)


Area: 
Bassa Padovana
Remarks: 
Private, access only outside