Villa Godi, Piovene Porto Godi

The Villa, the events, the facilities

A bit of history

In 1404 the village of Sarmego, along with the entire area of Vicenza, enters the domain of the “Serenissima”. In the same century, the major noble families of Vicenza built splendid villas in their land properties. Not only the villa serve as a summer residence, but it is the administrative center of the property.

Already before the ‘500, on the site of the current Villa Godi, Piovene Porto Godi, there existed a dominical house of the Godi counts. On this building, designed by the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi and commissioned by Count Camillo Godi, the current Villa Piovene was built in 1597. The architectural simplicity that dominates the building does not detract from the majesty of the Fabbrica: this austerity is the search for simplicity desired by the lifestyle of Count Camillo and his father Pietro.

Villa Godi Piovene is a typical 16th century Venetian villa composed of a large saloon extending over the whole house, surrounded by 6 smaller ones, three at each side. The two newer wings were added on a second project at the end of the 18th century; the tower at the end of the left wing was erected in the 19th century. ‘’La Favallina’’, a beautiful chapel situated in the garden, was designed by Antonio Pizzoccaro, and is a perfect example of the architecture of Vicenza in the 17th century.
The Villa is located in a small town called Sarmego di Grumolo delle Abbadesse, 10 km away from Vicenza, near the A4 highway exit “Vicenza Est”.
The newly restored villa is an ideal location for wedding receptions, meetings, balls, concerts and exhibitions, with its 180 square meters saloon, its chapel, and 1300 square meters porches. The house is open all year round and offers central heating as well as plenty of room for parking.
A vast park of 25,000 square meters, with secular trees, surrounds the Villa, giving it great charm while leaving plenty of space for outdoor events; the large porticos of the barchessa allow summer meetings.

What they say about us

A truly enchanting place with attention to every detail. The whole develops in a very large area. Personally, I was a participant of a wedding and it was a pleasure. The park is very vast and ideal for the usual photos. The living room is developed in several characterized rooms from the style of the classic Venetian Villas.

federico ghisu
Local guide

We chose this location as a setting for our big day. As soon as we saw it, we realized that it was the right place for us, beautiful interior spaces and large park with old trees, magnificent!

Guest - August, 2018

Wonderful villa! Abundant space both inside and outside. I could not have made a better choice for my marriage.

Guest - September, 2018

Very well maintained villa, surrounded by greenery with a beautiful park and a large living room. The place and the people who take care of it are very welcoming.

myriam barichello
Guest - March, 2018

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