Villa Roberti in Brugine is definitely one of the most beautiful renaissance villas in Padua area. It owns one fresco cycle by Giambattista Zelotti and works by Paolo Veronese; moreover it’s distinguished for his unique floor plan.
In 1544 the design was entrusted to the architect Andrea Da Valle by Girolamo De Roberti (works ended in 1553). He built the villa on the remains of Maccaruffo’s castle, of which still remain the 14th-century tower (with frescoes of Carrarese’s emblem) and the pit in front of the barn.
The outdoor decor shows roman history and mythological aspects. Unfortunately it was mainly lost, while the inside in the bright noble living room there’s still a fresco cycle on mythological themes dated to half 16th century by Giambattista Zelotti and Antonio Fasolo. Paolo Veronese worked on the door-arches. Several upgrades date back to 700s, as well as the stuccoes in noble floor and the wrought-iron gate (1742). The british garden still has a romantic atmosphere. The barn dated to the 15th century owns inside two big renaissance chimneys and outside eight arches based on columns with capitals.
Villa Roberti today
Currently Villa Roberti hosts the garage sale that takes place on the first Sunday of each months. Thanks to its beauty and the treatment of the garden and the wood, it’s an enchanting location for events.
The wood, recently restored thanks to municipality of Brugine, can be visited. Inside there are paths botanical and for children.
The barn, example of architecture practical for activities in Villa Roberti.
The barn is dated back to end 15th century and it’s an example of architecture suitable for agriculture. Inside you can find two renaissance chimneys, a porch with eight arches based on columns with capitals decorated with Roberti’s emblem.