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The Villa and garden, Francescatti: photos, description (La villa e giardino Francescatti)

The Villa and garden, Francescatti located in the Northern part of Verona, at the foot of the hill of San Pietro. Luxurious Villa was built in the 16th century, the original building was closed from prying eyes by dense thickets of trees. The tympanum of the facade - the inner field of the pediment was decorated with battlements in the style of Venetian villas of the 15th century.

Throughout its history the Villa and the surrounding garden repeatedly changed owners, until finally it became the property of the family of Francescatti. The building was repeatedly rebuilt and reconstructed, but the garden has come down to us almost unchanged. After the death of the last representatives of the genus, Francescatti Villa for a long time remained neglected and gradually fell into disrepair - part of the roof and the doors sagged, Windows were broken, the garden overgrown with grass. Only in 1978 the building was restored with the financial assistance of the people's Bank of Verona. Here today is a budget hotel, youth hostel.

The garden surrounding the Villa, Francescatti, along with the famous Giusti garden is considered one of the most beautiful in Verona. On the area of 5 thousand sq. m. you can see many different plants, mostly tall. But in General, Francescatti garden, located on several terraces close to the Roman Theatre, is a typical Italian garden with its many greenhouses with rare plants. Interestingly, these terraces were created in the era of Ancient Rome around the 1st century ad during the construction of the antique amphitheatre extant.