VILLA BARBARO MASER
The Villa di Maser (Villa Barbaro) is one of the greatest masterpieces of Andrea Palladio (1508-80), and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated in the middle of a flourishing estate whose Historic Winery produces wines of great quality. Open all year round, it maintains the fascinating character of a home where the owners still live and work, and during the many events staged, its beauty and magic atmosphere can be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons.Climbing roses, wisteria, and bignonia adorn the entrance courtyard and welcome visitors to the villa. The visit continues inside with the six rooms with frescoes by Paolo Veronese, which represent his largest and most important fresco works and from where one can see the Ninfaeum with stuccoes by Alessandro Vittoria. A short walk through the vineyards leads to the carriage collection which contains some thirty exhibits of forms of transport from past centuries. After the tour it is possible to have a winetasting or light lunch, or to buy the estate wines, local produce or souvenirs from the wine and gift shop.
Since the time of Palladio wine has had an important role in the life and economy of the villa. In planning the building, the architect designed “the spaces to make the wines” under the porches of the villa where they remained for three centuries, until in 1850 the Giacomellis, considering the high vocation of the Asolo Hills for wonderful wines, decided to increase the production and built the winery that is used to this day. The Villa is located in the heart of the Montello and Colli Asolani D.O.C. in northern Veneto that includes the hills south of the Dolomites to the west of the Piave river in the Treviso province. Grapes for the ancient winery are grown according to the strict regulations of eco-compatible agriculture in the 33 hectares of carefully selected vineyards at the heart of the 230 hectares estate that surrounds the villa.
The vineyards are cultivated with high density techniques in order to obtain a very low yield per plant. Particular care is taken in ensuring the ideal proportion of 1.2 square meters of green surface per kilogram of grape produced. The traditional varieties Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Prosecco and Verduzzo are hand picked and then processed with the utmost attention under the direction of Dr. Donato Lanati, researcher and teacher at the University of Turin, to provide elegant wines that express the personality of the highly vocated terroir of northern Veneto.
Two educational tours offer the chance to school children to get close to some issues related to the civilization of the Venetian Villas .Teachers and students can draw inspiration to explore the topics in class once the visit . Laboratories optional supplement your learning. The courses are available all year round by appointment only , at the following times : Winter ( November to February ) 10.00 to 17.00 Summer ( March to October ) 10.00 to 18.00
The villa is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00
The villa is open on Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00
ADRESS : Via Barbaro 1, Maser (TV)
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Web-site : www.villadimaser.it