VILLA MOLIN

Wedding & Meeting

Villa Molin was built in 1597 for the important politician Niccolò Molin, ambassador of Venice republic and member of an illustrious noble family.

When Nicolò wished to erect a villa for summer use that would be suited to the family's standing, it was natural to turn to Scamozzi, first among Venetian architects at the moment.

It is located in an ideal position between Padova and the Euganean hills and it elegantly faces canale Battaglia.

All the noble families of Padova lived in the villa over the centuries.

After the death of Niccolò Molin the villa was bought by conte Pio Capodilista who had many properties in the area; it passed to his son Annibale, then to the heirs of Annibale's sister Sigismonda. Alienated from the Conti family in 1768-72, its return was the signal for a thorough-going restoration of its interiors in the hands of conte Antonio, Capodilista, which gave to the smaller rooms the rococo stucco decorations of their vaulted ceilings.

Passing through heiresses in the nineteenth century, the villa's lands were subdivided and it was eventually reduced to a farmhouse before being rehabilitated by a sympathetic new owner, marquis Michele Dondi dell' Orologio. He provided the villa with its grand exterior staircase to the piano nobile and planted the surrounding parkland with specimen trees, now at full maturity.

During World War I, the villa served as military command headquarters and was the site of preliminary negotiations that led to the signing of the Austrian-Italian Armistice of Villa Giusti on 3th novembre 1918.

The perfect geometrical coherence of the villa is the trademark of its creator and one of the distinctive features of the building.

The grand central room thus enclosed is frescoed with feigned architecture — niches, columns, balustrades — and flanked by symmetrically arranged smaller and lower barrel-vaulted rooms that are linked by generous arched openings.

Thus there is an articulated central reception space in the form of a Greek cross. The vestibules give onto more intimate spaces, in a series of cubes, double cubes and "golden mean" rectangles characteristic of cinquecento villa floorplans.

Villa Molin can welcome more than 200 guests in its magnificent interior and let people walk along the centuries, feeling the union between art and nature.

The small rooms all decorated with stucco in the XVIII century and furnished with original décor can host small and intimate events.

The Italian garden and the romantic garden are in gorgeous condition and create the perfect frame to the villa.

It can host every kind of event, wedding, business meeting, photoshooting both in the garden and inside the villa.

The staff can offer a taylor made service to let the guests live the event in the best way, feeling the unique atmosphere of this amazing house

VILLA MOLIN Via Ponte della Cagna, n°106 – 35122 Padova Tel. e fax +39 049 5790872 Alessandra Salvalajo Mobile: +39 333 2557510 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.villamolinpadova.com

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