The location of Villa Roberti is one of the structures that I have most appreciated during my experience as a wedding photographer in Padova. I have collected all the most important information, to allow you to get to know the history, the structure and answer the most frequently asked questions about the villa. Enjoy the reading!
Villa Roberti: the history
Villa Roberti is a historical residence dating back to the late 16th century. It stands in Brugine, a small municipality in the Padua area surrounded by the Veneto countryside. The structure was erected on the ashes of an earlier 14th-century complex, the Castello dei Maccaruffo. These were a powerful and wealthy family, allied with the Carraresi of Padua in the war against the Venetians.
With the victory of the Serenissima in 1405, the Maccaruffo family fell into disgrace, losing all its possessions. For this reason, all the lands of the Paduan seigniory, including those of Brugine, were auctioned off. Thus, Antonio Roberti, a banker from Emilia, took possession of the area in 1422, starting the construction of the future Villa.
Thus was born today's Villa Roberti, a large mansion used as a farm. Thanks to its income, the Roberti family became enormously rich and decided to expand the complex further. A new manor house was built in the 17th century, designed by architect Andrea da Valle, while the existing building was used as a barchessa. The new Villa Roberti was officially inaugurated in 1553, on the occasion of the marriage between Francesco Roberti and Lucia Da Rio, a local noblewoman.
Not even a century later, however, the Roberti family died out. In 1638, the Villa passed by inheritance to the Frigimelica family, who transformed it into an elegant 18th-century style mansion. The complex was later inhabited by various families, including the Selvatico, De Lazara - Brusantini, Breda, Salom and Treves de Bonfili families. The latter, in particular, dedicated themselves to the creation of the English garden and the rose garden of Villa Roberti.
In 1964, the Ente Ville Venete bought the structure and sold it a few years later to Giampiero Bozzolato. Over the past decades, the structure has been restored to its former splendour and opened to the public, hosting visits and events.
Villa Roberti: the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding
The splendid Villa Roberti is a unique location. Elegant and rustic in flavour, it will be the ideal choice for fairytale weddings. It is, in fact, the perfect setting for convivial and romantic weddings. Thanks to its privileged location in the gentle Veneto countryside, Villa Roberti enchants its visitors from the very first moment. Precisely for this reason, it will leave your guests speechless, giving them moments of pure magic.
Strolling along the bucolic tree-lined avenues and admiring the splendid rose garden here, it is indeed impossible not to fall in love with this place. Right here, in the shadow of the complex's medieval turret, you can celebrate the sweetest of civil ceremonies. The verdant park will then be the perfect backdrop for your wedding shoot, providing you with timeless and dreamy shots. Reaching the English garden of the Villa, you will instead find a large and well-kept green area in which to organise your cheerful summer aperitifs. You can, in fact, serve both your welcome aperitif and the actual banquet here. Under a romantic net of golden lights, you will be able to arrange the long tables for a reception in perfect boho chic style.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to hold your event indoors, fear not. Villa Roberti puts both the barchessa and the manor house at your disposal for your most beautiful day. The former is a rustic setting, characterised by a practical portico opening onto the garden. This area is ideal for traditional banquets and also lends itself to more modern and trendy events. Inside the Villa, on the other hand, the spaces become more solemn and luxurious. In the spacious Sala degli Affreschi, surrounded by priceless paintings, you can organise a more formal lunch or dinner, in full respect of etiquette.
Villa Roberti: the structure of the location
Villa Roberti presents a clean and linear structure, in keeping with the canons of the marvellous Venetian villas. Enlarged and embellished over the centuries, this splendid mansion offers corners rich in history and beauty.
Reaching Villa Roberti, visitors are greeted by its well-kept park, a green area of over 5 hectares. It contains a splendid rose garden in the shade of the medieval turret and an English-style garden. This romantic area can be used for both the civil ceremony and the reception, with a maximum capacity of 180 people.
The airy portico of the barchessa, the oldest of the buildings that make up the structure, then opens onto it. With its 350 square metres, punctuated by 8 arches, the portico offers shelter from the sun on hot summer days. A maximum of 120 people can be seated inside the barchessa, who will enjoy the rustic and cosy ambience.
Finally, inside the main body of Villa Roberti, it is possible to have access to the marvellous Sala degli Affreschi. Perfectly preserved, it houses works by Giambattista Zelotti and Paolo Veronese. In this room, rich in history and culture, you can accommodate up to 110 guests, who can admire the artistic heritage of the complex during the reception.
Villa Roberti is truly a unique place where time seems to stand still. We are sure you will not be disappointed if you are looking for a rustic yet elegant location.
Frequently Asked Questions About Villa Roberti
- Where is Villa Roberti? Villa Roberti is located in Brugine, a small town in the province of Padua.
- Can I celebrate my wedding inside Villa Roberti? Certainly. You can organise the shooting and reception inside the structure and in all the adjoining areas. The entire complex is exclusively dedicated to your celebration. You can also celebrate your civil ceremony in the park on request.
- Is there a restaurant inside Villa Roberti? The Villa does not have an in-house catering service. It does, however, have a kitchen at the service of the bride and groom's chosen caterer.
- What events can be celebrated at Villa Roberti? Your most important celebrations can be organised at Villa Roberti. In fact, the structure is open for weddings and private events.
- Can Villa Roberti host business meetings? Yes, Villa Roberti is open for meetings and conventions. The structure is equipped with the best technologies to guarantee you a professional event.
- Can I stay overnight at Villa Roberti? The Villa has several internal accommodations that can be used by both the bride and groom and their guests. You can choose from 10 different accommodations inside the Villa, the Tower and the Barchessa.
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