Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani is a rural Venetian Villa but the real star at Valsanzibio is its baroque garden, the “great theatre of water”. Considered considered one of the most significant gardens in the world, it is a place inspires and takes you back in time. It takes a couple of hours to make a full visit, immersed among these wonders of art and botany, featuring ancient trees from all over the world, fountains, water features and more than sixty sculptures in white Istrian stone. A symbolic journey where allegories and arrangements became an ovation to the beauty of life, a life which is often complex like a maze. The message which Valsanzibio seeks to convey and which the garden still expresses is a positive one. It tells us to enjoy every day of our life on this planet, without being overcome by the dark and difficult times. The garden was created between 1665 and 1696 at the instruction of the Barbarigo family, one of Venice's richest and most important. Until the 1800s, the superb Pavilion of Diana, visible from outside, was a landing place for those arriving by boat from Venice.
The garden is open every day for guided or unaccompanied tours. Parts of the garden can also be booked for private and business events and photo shoots. The Garden and Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani can be rented on a day basis for film shoots, photo shoots for catalogues and company presentations.
In addition, the manor house can also be rented for exclusive holidays.