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Villa Pisani Trouvais

A few quick photos for my patient readers! You might remember I did a post a few years ago called August Gardens (click to view) that referred to Villa Pisani, one of Italy’s most celebrated 18th c Palladian villas. Villa Pisani was built c. 1735-40 for the procurator of St. Marks in Venice, later purchased by Napoleon, who stayed in it only one night. The earlier post has a video attached that will show you an overview of the Villa, grounds and outer buildings. I dropped by the Villa last September after a few days in Venice. Here are some of my favorite photos.

Villa Pisani Trouvais

A bright sunny day with huge skies and just a trace of gossamer clouds…the statutes blanched by the brightness…
Villa Pisani TrouvaisA classically influenced sedan chair…on the second floor of the villa…neoclassical influence on furniture and wallpaper…
Villa Pisani Trouvais

And a bit of 18th c Rococo …

Villa Pisani Trouvais

More early wallpaper. Love the custom of displaying larger paintings over smaller, and the way they are inset into a cartouche.

Villa Pisani Trouvais

Indiennes print on a young ladies bed…

Villa Pisani Trouvais

It was fabulous…like someone had just packed their bags, called the carriages, and rushed out. Time standing still …for centuries…

Villa Pisani TrouvaisFor Napoleon lovers…I’ll add a few more photos in another post…including the bed he slept in…

Additional photos in slide show below. Have a wonderful weekend!

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