Villa Pisani National Museum
Villa Pisani, the "Queen" of the world - famous venetian villas, is one of the main tourist attractions in the Veneto Region. The fine villa of the noble Pisani family lies along the Riviera del Brenta, an ideal extension of Venetian Gran Canal on the land, 10 minutes away from Padua and 20 from Venice. In its 144 rooms doges, kings and emperors were welcomed and nowadays it is a national museum which conserves eighteenth and nineteenth century works of art and furniture, as Gianbattista Tiepolo’s masterpiece, The Glory of the Pisani family, a fresco on the ceiling of the ballroom. "Every step is a new sight and a new beauty": thus described Villa Pisani garden an enthusiastic traveller in the nineteenth century. As in the past, the garden is enchanting with its flamboyant sights, original architecture, its famous maze, its valuable citrus fruit collection and its greenhouses with plants and flowers, "everything which gives pleasure to the sight and gratifies our taste", as boasted Almorò Pisani.
Villa Pisani hosts great art exhibitions, which draw over 150.000 visitors every year.
The Villa Pisani Museum Cafè is accessible to visitors during the Museum’s opening times and offers hot & cold dishes, sandwiches, pizzas, ham & cheese tastings, cakes and pastries, ice creams, tea and coffee, beers and a selection of regional red and white wines.