A width of 12,000 square meters, enclosed and separated from the public streets by walls that surround the entire area of the castle. A green area that develops in front of and behind the villa, with different historical functions, today destined entirely as a park.
The large courtyard in front of the main entrance of the building once had a different appearance and served to perform both a traditional agricultural and representative function from which the various access routes to the gardens branched off, both the rear and the more hidden ones. alongside the side towers. Once partly paved for beating grain, the area also housed a farmyard with pets and was used for all productive work, such as bagging products or shelling legumes.
The service buildings that once served as a farm, residence of the steward, a colombara for the breeding of pigeons, greenhouses and barchesse with arcades, whose intervention by Andrea Palladio will lead them to have a significant architectural importance thanks to the connection with the main building. In the barchesse there were carts, tools, warehouses, shops, stables and craft workshops.
The green area near the court was once used as a horseman, therefore destined to exercise and train horses, probably also with the support of obstacles to overcome. Today, a white column remains witness to this function, which was used by the instructor to make the horse perform the various exercises, attaching it to it. Today it is a large green lawn with two rows of magnificent grandiflora magnolias dating back to the second half of the 1800s.
The part that instead develops behind the villa is denser in variety of vegetation and medicinal plants, with current romantic garden furniture dating back to the late 19th century, after various changes over time. Historically, however, it also performed different functions: there were in fact an orchard, a vegetable garden, a fish pond and a cedar house.
A fragrant garden, full of centuries-old trees, flowers, medicinal plants, vegetation of various types and a stream that runs through it: the canal, an artificial canal from the late 1200s wanted by the Thienese community for various uses, derived from the Timonchio stream, which flows throughout the municipal area. It was therefore used for irrigation, for watering and for personal hygiene. In the rest of the territory it will allow the flourishing of activities such as mills, hammers, tanneries, dry cleaners.
Of the historically present areas, today we find the cedaria, a small greenhouse and the sixteenth-century cave built by Cristoforo Sorte, once surrounded by the fish pond fed by the canal which, after being destined to use as a lake, will then be definitively buried in the 70s due to the water pollution.
A quiet relaxation area, where you can read a good book or simply enjoy the nature around, thanks also to the presence of comfortable seats.