UNESCO World Heritage site, the villa is a magnificent example of Palladian architecture. Villa Godi is the first certain work of Andrea Palladio, who documents it in his Four Books on Architecture, some of the most important books on the subject ever published and still in use today. The Villa is Palladio’s attempt to build a new type of residence in the country.
It is surrounded by a park in the English romantic style, with ancient trees and winding paths. The English garden dates back to the last century, while an Italian formal garden graces the estate behind the house. This part dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries and includes pools, fountains, and various statues.
Individual and group tickets.
From May to September:
- Tuesdays: 3:00pm to 7:00pm
- Saturdays: 9:00am to 2:00pm
- Sundays and holidays: 10:00am to 7:00pm
From October to April:
- Tuesdays: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
- Saturdays: 9:00am to 2:00pm
- Sundays and holidays: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Accessibility: not fully accessible to people with physical disabilities.
For reservations made by groups a flat fee of € 75.00 per cancellation will be charged, if notified up to one hour prior to your visit.
Further refunds for cancellations are not possible.
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The design for Villa Godi Malinverni was Andrea Palladio's first completed venture into creating estate buildings for the Venetian rich and noble families (1542). Villa Godi Malinverni is on the UNESCO World Heritage list together with the other Palladian estates and the city of Vicenza. Together with his brothers Pietro and Marcantonio, Girolamo Godi commissioned the young Palladio to design and create a country villa for their estate in Lonedo in 1537. The Villa is a glorious case of Palladian design - the main building houses nine frescoed salons by well known artists Gualtiero Padovano, Giambattista Zelotti and Battista del Moro and unique pieces of 17th and 18th century Italian furniture. The characteristic side patios (barchesse) were places where the day by day life of the Villa unfolded, sheltered from sun and rain.
The Godi Malinverni estate perches above the Valley of Astico and includes magnificent gardens, where sculptures by Albanese and Marinali, ancient plants, paths, lakes and fountains make Parco di Negrin a standout amongst the most intriguing romantic parks from the nineteenth century. One of the buildings in the gardens holds the Fossil Museum, established in 1852.
The focal point of the gardens is taken up by a lake with swans, while the most thickly planted corner is devoted to the memory of friends and family who lived on the estate. They are remembered with stones that bear their names as well as citations by poets Antonio Fogazzaro and Giacomo Zanella.
Behind the villa, there are seventeenth and eighteenth century Italian gardens with pools, fountains, and statues. Other small gardens are located in the back of the Palladian villa, at the door from the 16th century kitchen and at the entrance to the Museum of Fossils, as well as in front of the guesthouse.
Entrance fee (per person):
- € 10.00 (from 1 to 9 persons)
- € 8.00 (from 10 to 25 persons)
+ Online Reservation Fee:
- € 2.50 per person, from 1 to 9 persons
- € 62.50 per group, for groups with 10 to 25 persons