villa, due to the patronage of the family Manin, is one of
the most famous Venetian villas in the region.
It was even the seat of the doge and gave hospitality
to Napoleone Bonaparte in 1797.
Erected by Ludovico Manin I, halfway through the 17th
century, it was later transformed and enlarged by Ludovico
II and Ludovico III in the 18th century.
The buildings are arranged in a C-shaped ring: the family
residence is the main body to which two barns are attached
through portals and big niches to form a horseshoe around
the exedra (carried out after 1718).
The rear facade opens onto a wide park styled after
the French taste, with vast lawns, statues and fountains
recalling an Arcadian scenery.
Inside, the villa holds some precious 18th century paintings.
Today Villa Manin is home to the regional centre for
Classification and Restoration where a number of temporary
exhibitions are mounted.
Casa Corazza, Via S. Zili, 3 - 33051 Aquileia
Tel.: 0431/918913 Fax: 0431/917294
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