Villa Manin

View from the unused main entrance of Villa Manin
View from the (unused) main entrance

Even the journey to Villa Manin is a looker (provided that you have caught the right road): Because you drive about 2 miles straight to the villa, which makes it seem even more impressive than it already is.

Today the Villa Manin is a haven of modern art. Certainly it was not always.

 

The Villa Manin was the residence of the last Doge of Venice who settled here in the 18th Century, when Napoleon (who in 1797 was staying here for a while, before he signed the Treaty of Campo Formio) made an end to the Venetian Republic.

 

The building was constructed from 1650 to 1660 and in its form reminds a little of the Villa Pisani in Stra, but without an amusing garden maze. Nevertheless, the park of Villa Manin, with its 19 acres of place, is also used for art exhibitions and installations which are both impressive and entertaining.

Porticus Villa Manin
Strolling under the arcades of the Villa Manin.
Statue Villa Manin
One of the many statues that adorn the park.
Inside Villa Manin
Inside, beautiful rooms (with exhibits) and ceiling paintings.
Chandelier Villa Manin
Attention to detail: Glass chandelier, probably Murano, as it should be in a Doge's palace.
Inside Villa Manin
The inimitable style of the Italians, classic and modern together.
Frog catapult at Villa Manin
Exhibit of the art exhibition in the garden of the Villa Manin in 2005: A red catapult, which allows you to shoot around green fabric frogs (which reminds one a little of the Italian version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Great fun, but what the artist wanted say we couldn't explore even after several volleys.
Frog tossing at Villa Manin
Postmodern ballistics, no doubt.

Address

• Piazzale Manin, Passariano 10

• I-33033 Codroipo (UD)

• Tel +39 0432 821211

• Fax +39 0432 821229

• Website

 

Opening Times

• Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 to 18:00

• Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 to 20:00

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