Ca’ Marcello’s gardens and park
Microcosm beetween dream and reality
The centuries old park of Ca’ Marcello covers 90,000 sq.m. and surrounds the villa on all sides. It was created in the mid XVIII century.
This park is an intact example of landscape architecture that identifies the Venetian Villa and contains these elements:
– Functional areas (fish pond, orchad, dove cote and hatchery)
– Landscape architecture (Italian-style garden, English-style garden, wood)
– Stone heritage (statues and fountain)
Gardens and park layout
The centuries-old park of Ca’ Marcello can be ideally divided into two architectural areas: the Italian-style garden and the English-style park. It was designed in the mid-eighteenth century, a period in which the villa underwent the changes still visible today, with the construction of the new facade, the balconies, the two lateral loggias and the series of statues that adorn the tympanum and the terraces.
The park of Ca’ Marcello is composed of many rare species relevant for their longevity: the more worthy of note are a tercentenaries hornbeam and a tulip tree, among the oldest in the Veneto. Walking through the romantic paths, visitors can discover a rich and fascinating variety of plants.
– 300+ Ancient trees
– 50+ Flowers
– 200+ Local trees
Distinguishing feature of the park, is the variety of statues dating back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The subjects represented in these works can be divided into four categories:
– Venetian masks
In the past, the park represented a useful tool for the Venetian villa’s life thanks to the presence of kitchen gardens and orchards, towers for the breeding of birds, fish ponds full of fish and small farms. At Ca’ Marcello you can still see many of these functional areas and understand some fundamentals of the economy life of the villa.
If you walk quietly among the long paths of the park you can meet curious
animals that have found at Ca’ Marcello a friendly and safe environment: ducks and wild hares, woodpeckers and owls, fish and squirrels.
– Wild ducks