Experience the castle of Thiene with a guided tour - followed by a delicious luncheon on the estate. Still an outstanding example of a pre-Palladian villa, the only example of its kind, Thiene Castle is considered a milestone in the evolution of Venetian Villas. Combining the features of the castle with those of a Venetian Palace and in particular the "casa-fondaco,” it is at the same time living space, storage place, and place of business.
Guided tour for groups of 21 to 50 people, followed by lunch.
Duration: 180 minutes.
The cost includes the guided tour of the Castle and lunch. Menus are sent on request according to the season and include 4 courses, wine, mineral water, and coffee.
Examples of menus:
- Salad of green and white asparagus, mesclun salad and quail eggs
- Potato gnocchi with white “farmyard” sauce and smoked Sardinian ricotta
- Filet of pork with bacon, potatoes with dill and vegetable caponata
- Coffee cream with chocolate sauce
- Water, selected wines, and coffee
- Maple syrup glazed duck breast, crispy brioche, mesclun salad with raspberry vinegar dressing
- Fettucine di Campofilone (pasta) with porcini and mullet roe
- Pork tenderloin with mustard sauce, crispy polenta and green beans
- Panna Cotta with almond milk and saffron crumble
- Water, selected wines, and coffee
Languages: Italian, English, French, German.
Accessibility: partial architectural barriers to access ground floor, upstairs is not accessible to people with physical disabilities.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The villa will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.
For cancellations from booking to 4 days before the day of the visit, cancellation penalty is 30% of the total amount
No refunds for cancellations less than 4 days before the booked visit.
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The castle of Thiene is an outstanding example of a pre-Palladian villa: the only example of its kind, it is considered a milestone in the evolution of Venetian Villas. Combining the features of the castle with those of a Venetian Palace and in particular the "casa-fondaco,” it is at the same time living space, storage place, and place of business.
Attributed to the architect Domenico from Venice, the castle of Thiene was built in the mid-15th century at the behest of the illustrious family Porto, from Vicenza. The rooms of the castle retain original furnishings, clothes, accessories and an extensive collection of portraits. Of note is the cycle of frescoes created by Gian Battista Zelotti and Gian Antonio Fasolo. The magnificent stables, built between the 17th and 18th centuries by architect Francesco Muttoni, and the small monumental complex of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary are remarkable.
The Castle is located in the historic centre of the village, and is its symbol. It is surrounded by 12,000 square meters of parkland. The historic gardens include "the Noble Court" with Magnolia trees, the park with a cedar grove, a 16th century icehouse and a Renaissance cave.
The privately owned castle of Thiene still preserves its original character, offering visitors the opportunity to experience life in the villa.
Price per person for groups of 21 to 50 persons:
Entrance fee (guided tour & lunch): € 55.00
+ Online booking fee: € 11.00