At only 20 km from Padua and 10 km from Abano Terme, Villa dei Vescovi is an exquisite early 16th-century, villa veneta, surrounded by the landscape of the Euganean Hills and adorned with stunning frescoes. It embodies a perfectly balanced fusion of nature, art and architecture, suspended between reality and illusion. Inside the Villa a charming bistro with wide terraces and a winery for wine tasting and cafeteria.
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From Friday 25 February to Sunday 1 October
Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Last admission at 17.00
From Monday 2 October to Sunday 10 October
Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last admission at 4 pm
JUNE - AUGUST
From 15 June to 13 August extraordinary opening hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Last admission 7 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Last entry at 5 p.m.
Special openings for long weekends or holidays
10 and 11 April24 and 25 April1 and 2 May
For up-to-date visit information and to find out about special openings or closures for public holidays or special events, please consult the online booking page.
We would like to remind visitors that during the year the Villa hosts private events with possible temporary set-ups that may occupy some of the interior and/or garden spaces.
Entry tickets (visit with audioguide)
● FAI members: free entry*
● Adults: € 11
● Reduced (aged 6-18): € 6
● Students aged 26 or under: € 6
● Children aged 0-5: free entry
● Family: € 27 for 2 adults and 2 or more children (6 - 18 years old)
● INTO – The International National Trusts Organization,* residents of the Torreglia Local Council area,* those with disabilities + 1 companion: free entry
● Adults: € 20
● Reduced (aged 6-18): € 10
● Students aged 25 or under: € 10
● FAI members, INTO – The International National Trusts Organization members (for more informations www.into.org/places/), Soci Mécènes e Soci Bienfaiteurs Amis du Louvre, ICOM, those with disabilities + 1 companion: €6
● Family (2 adults + 2 or more children 6-18 y.o.): €50
During events the price may be subject to change.
A4 Milan-Venice Motorway (“Autostrada A4 Milano-Venezia”), “Padova Ovest” exit; join the ring road, continue on Corso Australia, exit in the direction of the Euganean Hills (“Colli Euganei”); proceed for around 10 km in the direction of Teolo. Having passed through Praglia, after the roundabout take the signposted road for Luvigliano. From the toll gate, the distance is around 20 km.
A13 Bologna-Padua Motorway (“Autostrada A13 Bologna-Padova”), “Terme Euganee” Exit; proceed towards Montegrotto Terme, then Torreglia, then follow the signs for the Villa dei Vescovi. From the toll gate, the distance is around 15 km.
There is car parking on Via Roberto Ferruzzi, near the villa. Buses can park in Piazza Mercato in Torreglia.
Terme Euganee - Abano Montegrotto station. For the train times, visit www.trenitalia.it. There is a scheduled bus service from the station (“Linea Colli” AT or ATL line to the bus-stop signposted as “Tito Livio 8” in Luvigliano di Torreglia).
The operator for the bus service in and around Padua is Busitalia S.p.A. The line to use is the “Linea Colli” ATL or TL, which you can catch from Padua (train station), Abano Terme (Piazza Sacro Cuore) or Montegrotto (train station). For the bus timetables, visit www.fsbusitaliaveneto.it
● Venice “Marco Polo” airport (70 km)
● Treviso airport (80 km)
● Verona airport
● Bologna airport
From Montegrotto: cycle route to Luvigliano. On reaching the municipality of Torreglia, keep right and proceed along the provincial road (“Strada Provinciale”); the final section takes in different types of surface, but nothing too challenging.
Euganean Hills cycle circuit (64 km). Diversion for the Villa dei Vescovi; at Bresseo, exit for Via Cà Boldi and proceed to Via Liviana (3 km of different types of surface, but nothing too challenging).
Every Adult ticket is € 9,50 with a minimum of 20 paying visitors. Prior booking always essential.For information and booking, write to email@example.com
Group activities: special visits
The villa offers a wealth of different visitor opportunities: trekking excursions through the Park of the Euganean Hills and tastings of local produce and products at the villa. For more information and costs, please contact the villa.
If you represent a tour company or a public body and would like to get access to our concessions schemes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchases from the bookshop make a tangible contribution to supporting FAI.
Visitors with disabilities and, when applicable, their caregiver have free access, in accordance with M.D. 507/97 updated to M.D. 13/2019 and L.104/92.
A reduced ticket is required in case of guided tours, events and other additional services.
Guide dogs and therapy dogs with a training certificate for assistance to persons with disabilities are allowed, always on a leash, both in the Park and inside the Villa.
The Villa is accessible to persons with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs upon notification to the following contacts 0499930473/ email@example.com at least 48 hours before the visit.
Villa dei Vescovi is accessible to persons with intellectual disabilities thanks to the "Bene FAI per tutti" project in collaboration with L’Abilità.
The bistro-cafe at the Villa dei Vescovi has the following opening hours:
- Bistrò open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for breakfast, aperitifs and lunch - admission to the Bistrò on reservation
- Enoteca and cicchetteria open only on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - free admission to Enoteca
For information and bookings:
+39 351 618 1682 (tel + whatsapp) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dogs are allowed in the park, always on a leash.
Only guide dogs and therapy dogs with a training certificate for assistance to persons with disabilities are allowed inside the Villa.
There is a car park on Via Roberto Ferruzzi, opposite Luvigliano cemetery, around 400 m from the Villa (5 minutes’ walk, on a slight slope).
GT buses are not permitted to enter Via Vescovi: we recommend that groups get off the bus at the War Monumental (“Monumento per i Caduti”) and proceed on foot to the entrance to the villa (1 minute’s walk, on a slight slope). Drivers must park buses and coaches in Piazza Mercato in Torreglia (2 km from the Villa dei Vescovi). Minibuses with up to 20 seats and shuttle buses with up to 9 seats can drive up to the entrance to the villa.
Staying at the Villa dei Vescovi
Immerse yourself in the magic of the Euganean Hills, lose yourself in the peaceful breathing of nature as you experience the ancient leisure pursuits of nobles, bishops and intellectuals. A stay in FAI’s Guest Accommodation at the Villa dei Vescovi is uniquely evocative, allowing you to savour the fascinating adventure of history and to come face-to-face with the beauty of this wonderful example of Italy’s artistic heritage, contributing in the process to its safeguarding and survival. Take a break from your daily grind with a romantic weekend or a longer holiday to be shared with family and friends.
The villa includes two separate apartments: the “Mansarda del Vigneto” and the “Mansarda del Frutteto”. Each apartment sleeps up to 4 guests, with the option of an additional bed for children. Each apartment features 2 double bedrooms with private bathroom, and a lounge/dining area with a furnished kitchen, featuring an electric hob, a fridge and an oven.
Arrival and departure
Check-in time: from 4pm.Check-out time: by 10am.If you have particular requirements, please contact the staff at the villa.
The accommodation is provided with a complete set of linen. The weekly cleaning and linen-change service is included in the price. Guests can also take advantage of special deals at the leading local sport and fitness facilities. The villa also includes a bookshop and a cafe with fresh, organic products.
The Landmark Trust
The Landmark Trust is a UK-based charity that is committed to safeguarding ancient buildings of cultural interest, infusing them with a new lease of life as exceptional holiday accommodation accessible to everyone. FAI has recently launched a partnership with the Landmark Trust, which is now responsible for managing the guest accommodation at the Villa dei Vescovi, with a view to ensuring the highest standards of service, thanks to the Trust’s 50 years of experience.
For information and bookings:
In Italy: contact the Landmark Trust on (+39) 041 5222481 or mail email@example.com