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  Information of the Villa and 7 chapels
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  • Information of the Villa and 7 chapels - Padova
      Information of the Villa and 7 chapels
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  • Front view of villa - Padova
      Front view of villa
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  • Called Porta Romana to Duodo, guarded by two lions - Padova
      Called Porta Romana to Duodo, guarded by two lions
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  • Lovely exedra for solitude-for St. Francis Xavier - Padova
      Lovely exedra for solitude-for St. Francis Xavier
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  • Inscriptions on stone at facade - Padova
      Inscriptions on stone at facade
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The villa's first part was built in 1593 and designed by Vincenzo Scomozzi. They tore down and old castle called St. George at the time. The villa family had the Venizian power and one was the Doge then. The wing on the right was added in 1740. The grey and white color are a good elegant look. The villa is privately owned by by University of Padova, and only the SAn Giorgio sanctuary and grounds are acccessable. the large monument to St. Francis Xavier was built in late 1600's to commemorate the sanit who once came here years before.

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  • Updated Jun 5, 2008
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