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Palazzo Porto-Colleoni-Thiene, commonly known under the name of Castello di Thiene, was built in 1450 at the behest of Francesco Porto, a member of one of the wealthiest families in the Vicenza area, for the storage of agricultural products.

Francesco Porto seniore succeeds Francesco Porto juniore - who is appointed Collateral General by Doge Gritti in 1532 -, then moves on to Giovanni Porto who will build Palladio's well shaft and the residence will remain in the hands of the Porto family until 1816. The property on the part of Colleoni-Porto it will begin with Orazio Guardino Colleoni, great-grandson of Orazio Porto, with the obligation to reside in Vicenza and to associate the surname Porto with his own; this will go on for three generations. The last descendant, who died in 1918 without children, indicates as heir his cousin Antonio Thiene, whose family is still the current owner of the castle today.

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