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.
• Piazzale Manin, Passariano 10
• I-33033 Codroipo (UD)
• Tel +39 0432 821211
• Fax +39 0432 821229
• Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 to 18:00
• Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 to 20:00