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The Venetian Villas, located between Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, were built at the time of the Serenissima Republic of Venice as important places for economic and cultural activities in the mainland, for trade and exchanges but also simply for the desire to get closer to the countryside and to the plain. They are places with a strong emotional impact as they evoke the ways of life of those who made them realize and who lived there, often used as places to spend their summer holidays, for parties but also for humanistic and business conferences.

The moment of greatest splendor was in the sixteenth century (after the first decade, after the Cambrai war), when there was a boom in the construction of Venetian villas due to the unstoppable nostalgia of the lagoon patricians to move to the mainland for short periods. Initially, the Venetian villas were simple adaptations to pre-existing castles but these were soon replaced by new buildings, especially along the Brenta and Sile rivers; these two rivers, in fact, represented the most used natural routes to move from the lagoon to the countryside, up to the hills of Treviso, Padua and Vicenza.

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