III. Selected Cornaro Villas and Castles


Although at least 22 surviving villas in the Veneto can be traced to the Cornaro family, many of the great Cornaro villas have disappeared.

With the exception of Villa Cornaro-Gable at Piombino Dese (designed by Andrea Palladio) and Villa Cornaro-Chiminelli at S. Andrea, the original architectural and decorative elements of the Cornaro villas in the Venetan countryside have been largely lost through destruction or radical alteration; only their sad shadows remain.

Among the losses are works of Falconetto, Sanmicheli and Scamozzi.

Villa / Castle
Artist (Date of Work)
Patron
Barco della Regina
Barco della Regina

(burned, c. 1509;
partially razed, c. 1820)

Altivole (Treviso)
Francesco Grazioli barco design

Pietro Lugato barco execution
(1491-2)


Girolamo [Aviano] da Treviso
(attrib.) frescos

(c. 1495)
Queen Caterina Cornaro
(B-31)
Ca' Cornaro
(later Padovan)

Meolo (Venezia)
NOT PICTURED
Unknown villa
(1400s)

Unknown villa restoration
(1700s)
[No information]
Il Castello (Valbona)
Il Castello

Valbona di Lozzo (Padua)
Unknown castello
Owned, 1635, by Marco Cornaro (E-44, prob.)
Villa Cornaro-Benvenuti
Villa Cornaro
(later Farsetti, Benvenuti)
Este (Padua)
Sopra il Monte dei Cappuccini;
via Cappuccini
Giovanni Maria Falconetto
villa, theater, garden gateway
(c. 1550)

Farsetti villa reconstruction
(1848)

Giuseppe Japelli theater reconstruction
(1848)
Alvise Cornaro (B-26)
Ca' Cornaro-Fraccato
Ca' Cornaro
(now Fraccato)
Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso);
Borgo Pieve, 85

Unknown villa
(1700s)
[No information]
Villa Cornaro (Sanmicheli)
Villa Cornaro
(razed 1795)
Piombino Dese (Padua [formerly Treviso])
Michele Sanmicheli
(1539-40)
Sen. Girolamo Cornaro (B-64/H-1)
Villa Cornaro-Gable
Villa Cornaro
(later Carminati-Torri, Emo, Vianello, Rush, now Gable)
Piombino Dese (Padua [formerly Treviso])
via Roma, 35
Andrea Palladio villa
(1552-4; 1588-95)

Vincenzo Scamozzi barchessa
(1593-5)

Camillo Mariani
statuary
(c. 1588-95)

Bortolo Cabianca
stuccos
(1716)

Mattia Bortoloni
frescos
(1717)

Giorgio Cornaro (H-4)


Cav. Proc. Girolamo Marco Cornaro (H-15)

Proc. Andrea Antonio
Giuseppe Cornaro
(H-39)


Villa Cornaro
(razed before mid-1800s)
Paradiso di Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso)
Vincenzo Scamozzi villa
(1607)

Orazio [Dal Paradiso] da
Castelfranco frescos
Nicolo Cornaro
Villa Cornaro
(later Felissent)
S. Artemio, Fontane
di Villorba (Treviso);
viale G. Giacomo Felissent, 4
(opp. Villa Manfrin-Margherita)

NOT YET PICTURED
Unknown villa, stuccos
(1700s)

Boucher or Novelli (attrib.) frescos
[No information]
Villa Cornaro
(later Franzini, then municipality)
Meolo (Venezia);
localita Ca' Cornaro

NOT YET PICTURED
Unknown villa, stuccos
(1600s)

Unknown chapel
(1700s)
Owned, 1740, by Proc. Andrea Antonio Giuseppe Cornaro
(H-39)
Villa Cornaro-Venezze
Villa Cornaro
(later Mocenigo, now Venezze)
Poisolo, Treville di Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso);
via Vicenza, 33

Vincenzo Scamozzi villa
(1588)

Unknown villa renovation
(1800s)
[No information]
Villa Cornaro-Moizzi
Villa Cornaro
(later Mocenigo, Rossi, Moizzi)
Romano Alto di Romano
d'Ezzelino (Vicenza);
via Cornaro, 5

Unknown villa
(c. 1600)

Vincenzo Scamozzi orangeries
(c. 1600)

Unknown chapel renovation
(1772)

Duilio Torres garden-park stairs
(1925)

Doge Giovanni [I] Cornaro
(G-12) [prob.]

Villa Cornaro-Frova
Villa Cornaro
(later Persico, Frova)
S. Andrea di Cavasagra
di Vedelago (Treviso);
via Cavasagra, 10

Unknown villa
(1600s)

Giorgio Massari villa ren-
ovation

(c. 1750-70)
Pietro Cornaro-Piscopia
(presum. D-105)
Villa Cornaro-Chiminelli
Villa Cornaro
(later Piacentini, Tiepolo, now Chiminelli)
Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso);
S. Andrea oltre il Muson;
via Lama, 1
Unknown villa
(c. 1564)

Benedetto Caliari (attrib.)
frescos
Cornaro della Regina branch, S. Polo line
Villa Cornaro
(later Soldati, Bandini, Pavan, now parish office)
Merlengo di Ponzano Veneto (Treviso);
via Talponera, 14

NOT YET PICTURED
Unknown villa
(1700)

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo frescos
[No information]
Villa Cornaro
(later Zenobio, then Albrizzi)
Este (Padua);
Contrada S. Pietro;
via S. Pietro, 4/6

NOT YET PICTURED
Unknown villa
(before 1666)

Unknown barchessa
(c. 1666)

Unknown salone
(1783)
[No information]
Villa Cornaro-Campana
Villa Cornaro-Campana

S. Lucia di Piave (Treviso);
via Zapparelli
Unknown villa
(1600s)
[No information]

Villa Giustinian-Cornaro
(later Revedin)
(razed and rebuilt)
Posmon di Montebelluna
(Treviso)
Unknown villa reconstruction
(before 1732)
Inherited by Antonio Cornaro, 1732, from Antonio Giustinian
Villa Melato-Cornaro
Villa Melato-Cornaro
(later Pasqualigo, Farinella, Miari, then Baldisserotto)
Rondello, Urbana (Padua);
via Rondello

Unknown villa
(before 1582)
Acquired by Giovanni Cornaro (C-16), 1582
Villa Santosofia-Cornaro
Villa Santasofia-Seriman-Cornaro

(later Instituto Manin, Regionale Veneta)

Boccon di Vo' (Padua);
Strada dei Colli, 68
Unknown villa
(c. 1615)
Marsilio Santasofia.
Acquired by Giovanni Cornaro (A-205) through marriage to
Maria Aspasia Seriman, c. 1793

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