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Villa Curti is a prestigious Villa a few chilometers from Vicenza, close to motorway A4 exits West Vicenza and Alte Montecchio. It rises at Sovizzo, in a suggestive English park. The central body of the Villa, that was property of Sale of San Damiano and then Mocenigo' family, dates back to late 16th century and his singular asymmetric development seems to support the assumption that it was built on the ruins of an ancient castle of Bissari, destroyed in the 15th century during the battles between the municipalities. The two wings, different and independent from the central body, were built in the 19th century. On the right, is situated the Gothic wing built with architectural Gothic elements of great value from ancient Venitian, Lombard and Emilian buildings. On the left there is the Romanesque wing where the window frames, dated beginning 16th century, come from a building destroyed nearby Sovizzo.

Villa Curti offers its own exclusive space for unforgettable events. The 10.000 sqm garden in front of the Villa and the 20.000 sqm park of centenary plants behind guarantee oasis of peace and quiet just a few kilometres from the centre of Vicenza. The Villa is well suited for events also of great dimensions. Furthermore, the wide availability of lounges, halls and rooms, all equipped with air conditioning and heating,many paved with "Veneziana" in red marble of Verona and with the ceiling with ceiling beams, allow to decide where to place at its best the banquet. From May to October it is possible to have a techno-structure in orderto arrange outdoor what is the purpose (meeting, weeding, dinner, show) daytime or night time, with tables and garden chairs. In the evening the lighting can be enriched also with wax torches which create a suggestive atmosphere. All the rooms on the ground floor and the elegant Portico have direct access in the park and this makes the event even more exclusive. At the disposal of the guests Villa Curti offers a large private internal parking adjacent to the porch while another park is available in front of the Villa.
Villa Curti supllies all the equipment necessary to the event; in details: chairs, tables, platform for the speakers, audio and video systems – video projector and different screens. It provides a space to be assigned as wardrobe and, on request, it is possible to provide services for the storage.
Only few Villas can boast Villa Curti for its kitchen equipment with two large fireworks, ovens and fridge-freezer in order to allow the complete preparation on the spot of the food offered to the guests. The kitchens may be used alternatively or at the same time depending on the type of service requested and the number of participants. The first kitchen is situated in the wing of the Portico and it's ideal for the service inside the porch or in the rooms nearby. The second is located near to the Egyptian rooms and also serves the Hall of the Palaces the Hall of the Armour.
For disabled guests Villa Curti offers two toilet rooms, one at ground floor and one on the first floor, and a modern lift to reach the first floor spaces.
In the Hall of the Palaces there is a wonderful portal of the XIV century which comes from a house property of Pigafetta's family of which there is still the coat of arms. On the walls, many photographs of ancient Palaces of Vicenza. Four wooden horses, faithful copies of the bronze statues of San Marco in Venice, are located in the Hall.
The paved Portico, very elegant, presents 13 arches which open as large windows in the park. Its privileged location allows to be repaired from breezes and at the same time enjoy a pleasant coolness during hot summer days.   The Portico can also be used in winter periods when the arches are closed with tents and the place is heated with mushrooms heaters.
The wooden portal, which leads to the portico, is worthy of note, being in origin one of the three gates of the Castle entrance in the centre in Vicenza.
The Rooms of the Monastery, so-called because internally are exposed two splendid wooden handmade pieces from an ancient convent, may be used in support of the adjoining rooms orfor events of medium sized.
In the Hall of the Armour there is, placed alongside the walls, a valuable collection of armour and helmets of the Curti's family.
In the Egyptian Hall is on display a collection of numerous prints of the mid 800 with subjects inspired to the architecture and the Egyptian history. In the centre of the room there is a charming fireplace dated 1500.
The Park, that surrounds the Villa, extends for 30.000 sqm and has two entrances, one to the North and one in the South. It has about 1500 plants, many centenary between which a black pine of 23 metres and about 150 years, an Elm and a rate centenarian. The avenues to the Villa are flanked by numerous statues of eighteenth-century from the school of Marinali, one of the most important sculptors of Vicentino. Near the entrance there is also a small amphitheatre of last century, with two paleochristian urns.



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