Splendid intertwining of history and architecture
Fratta Polesine, in the province of Rovigo, is best known for the beauty of the great Palladian villa Badoera. If you find yourself in these parts, you shouldn't miss seeing a building of similar style and structure, seemingly designed by the same architect, Andrea Palladio, or one of his emulators. Villa Grimani-Molin-Avezzù was built in 1564 at the behest of Vincenzo Grimani, a member of an illustrious family of the Serenissima.
Spacious rooms with frescoes, a beautiful garden, balustrades and niches make it a true architectural jewel whose interior decorations evoke the themes of love and fertility.
You can now visit the impressive frescoed noble floor at weekends, but for groups and school classes there are special openings by appointment. In addition, events of various kinds are organised here: the villa can be a perfect setting for ceremonies, weddings, literary presentations and private parties.
The villa also stands in an evocative setting: you find yourself in the centre of a kind of islandbetween the Scortico and a minor canal, facing the refined witness of the great artistic and cultural ferment of a time long gone but which has left beautiful traces in the present.