OLTRE IL GIARDINO - NOT ONLY GARDENS The Market Show " OLTRE IL GIARDINO -  NOT ONLY GARDENS" has place Saturday 30 th and Sunday 31 st of May.
This event regards flowers, plants, garden furniture, landscape design and inside the villa also art, jewellery and well-being.
The cellars in the great and ancient cave are open for wine tasting.
This event regards flowers, plants, garden furniture, landscape design and inside the villa also art, jewellery and wellness.
We kept a flower market in the villa for the last 19 years and we wish to guarantee the pubblic the quality of a Show located in one of the most beautiful gardens of the Veneto.
The cellars in the great ancient cave will be open for wine tastings. These caves are used as cellars since the roman time and are mentioned in a poem written by Fazio degli Uberti in 1330.
The restaurant "La Botte del Covolo" is located inside the ancient ice house and the entrance is directly from inside the park, from the top terrace you have the view on the village and also on the garden show; inside the bar you can appreciate a strange acoustic effect due to the shape of the building. More very good restaurants are in the village at walking distance.
In the Villa da Schio paying guests are welcome in a luxury apartment on the second floor of the villa made of two bedrooms, a sitting room and a large terrace covered with ancient wistaria.
Lying in a semicircle at the foot of the hills along the Riviera Berica, renowned since antiquity for its mild climate, suited to the growing of valuable citrus fruit, and for its many underground caves, fine wines and stone quarries, Costozza is also home to one of the most intriguing and atmospheric buildings in the Veneto: the Villino Garzadori‑da Schio. It was here that Orazio Marinali -  the foremost figure in sculpture in the Vicenza region during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries ‑ lived and worked. Costozza di Longare, a few kilometres from Vicenza, is still one of the most delightful places in the Colli Berici: lying in the lee of the high hill above it, deep in lush vegetation, it has always been famous for its "charms'", natural produce and architecture. As early as the sixteenth century it was famous for its carefully designed system of air conditioning ante litteram, achieved by a network of underground pipes which channelled the air from the caves, known colloquially as covoli, into the nearby buildings; this same system also meant that the cellars were perfect for the storing of fine wines, and indeed the name Costozza is said to derive from the Latin custodia (preservation)
The hill is also honeycombed with quarries of a stone of a particularly tender quality, also known as Vicenza stone, of which numerous variants exist, and which was widely used throughout the relating region for statues, cornices, pediments, and the decoration of villas, palaces and churches.
Costozza emerges as a place blessed by both art and nature, with the villa of the counts da Schio further heightening its natural beauty. The complex consists of three buildings, linked by a dramatic park, which rises upwards towards the former Benedictine church of San Mauro in a series of high, deep terraces. Ca' Molina and the main villa stand on the lower part of the hill, while the Villino Garzadori‑da Schio  is situated in the upper part of the garden.
In the glasshouse of the main villa are kept four bombards .
G. Maccà in the year 1799 writes in his work  “ History of the famous cave named The Covolo of Costozza ” :
<< In one of the palaces of the noble family Trento are kept four small iron cannons that were found some years before in this cave - they were given to Count Ottavio Trento - They are proof of the many battles that were fought in this cave . Conforto da Costozza tells us that on the 30 th of June 1386 the people from Padua came to Costozza to conquer the caves but were not able to win because from the inside the defenders fought back the attackers with guns, bombards and crossbows  >>
 These Bombards luckily came in our property from the distant XIV Century by inheritance from the Trento family , these are precious objects in the general history of artillery and in the history of our territory.


SATURDAY 30 th May and SUNDAY 31 st May 2015, from 10 am to 7 pm.
VILLA DA SCHIO in COSTOZZA 36023 ( LONGARE ) , 11 km south of VICENZA on the road SP 247 Riviera Berica,
the adress is : Piazza G. da Schio  , no. 4, a few minutes from the exit LONGARE from the Motorway A 31 Valdastico.
Our internet adress : www.villadaschio.it  ,  info@villadaschio.it
Entrance Ticket for the visitors: 5 €
For information write to : oltreilgiardino2015@gmail.com
Silvana Bicego :  3487496310 
Paola Viaro:        3332566556
Giulio da Schio : 3404854568
  • Piazza G. da Schio 4
    Costozza di LONGARE (VI)


 Villa da Schio is in the village of Costozza, south of Vicenza, with a beautiful garden of the 18 th century.
The Market Show " NOT ONLY GARDENS" has place Saturday 30 th and Sunday 31 st of May.
This event regards flowers, plants, garden furniture, landscape design and inside the villa also art, jewellery and wellness.
We kept a flower market in the villa for the last 19 years and we wish to guarantee the pubblic the quality of a Show located in one of the most beautiful gardens of the Veneto.
Контакти з Підприємствами
Piazza da Schio 4
36023 - LONGARE (VI)
+393404854568 info@costozza-villadaschio.it
Додаткова інформація
The village of Costozza is located on the Road Riviera Berica SP 247, 10 Km south of the villa La Rotonda by Palladio, a few minutes from the exit of Longare on the Motorway A31 Valdastico.
The Garden of Villa da Schio, originally planned by Francesco Trento, has been embellished and beloved (just as the Villa and the “Grotta” standing above) by Giovanni and Alvise da Schio from the beginning of the XIXth to the end of the XXth century, a sure sign of Faith and Love, while Man’s Folly and the Tragedy of War seemed to aim at nothing but leveling and destroying all evidence of the Past.
The visit to this Garden offers three interesting aspects so closely connected as to be almost inseparable; viz., historical, architectural, and botanical.
So that you should enjoy your visit the more, we suggest the following itinerary: walk up the several flights of steps, reading the description of the statues as you go, until you reach the alley of lime trees and the glass house at the top.
After passing the Warriors on guard at the front gate, you will come to two fierce Lions, sitting opposite each other but turning to face all intruders: a Symbol of Power dear to the ancient Venetian Republic.
From this viewpoint you can see the whole Garden and part of the Village of Costozza. On the far right, on the hillside, the entrance to the ancient stone quarries is visible. Observing the face of the rock it is immediately obvious that the stone has been artificially cut, that these are not natural caves but man-made quarries. A number of troglodyte dwellings have recently been restored.
The Romans exploited these quarries with slave labor. The name Costozza derives from the Latin Custodia ( = Custody ). They left us the immense quarries known as Covoli, from the Latin Cubiculum. Andrea Palladio used the stone of Costozza for his splendid Villas and finally Orazio Marinali (1643-1720) for his statues.
Villa da Schio stands on the left-hand side of the Loggia. The building is closely attached to the hillside in order to make good use of the isothermal currents, cool in summer and warm in winter issuing from the cellars and storerooms below.
This villa was not built according to a single plan: it was begun by the Trento Family in the 17th century as a guest house supplementary to the principle Villa Trento (now Carli) and enlarged bit by bit during the following centuries.
The Loggia, the ceiling and the walls decked with the creeper Fichus Repens, stand at the end of the alley of lime trees and oleander bushes. This creeper dates back to the days of the Trento Family. The beautiful dwarf’s staircase leads down to a courtyard in which grow palm-trees, agave and cicche, all of which seek the warmth of this sheltered spot favored also by the temperate currents coming from the store-room below the Loggia.
 The Garden of Villa Trento da Schio is not properly speaking a botanical Garden, nevertheless, nature enthusiasts will be pleased to find a number of plants indigenous to Northern Italy and several others which originate from lands of a somewhat milder climate.
In fact, the temperate currents, warm in winter and cool in summer, coming from the caves mitigate the severest winters and summers.
On the ceiling of the Loggia and on the wall behind and to the side of Neptune’s Fountain, the creeper, Fichus Repens, spreads its dark foliage; this is a plant a couple of centuries old going back in all likelihood to the days of Giuseppe Trento. The leaves, very small and closely packed in the far corner, away from the direct sunlight, grow larger and hang loosely as the branches reach the strong light coming from the window and figs appear on the tips.
Going down the Dwarf’s staircase, all the delightful details of these six beautiful statues can be appreciated, enhanced by the vigorous tufts of capers, pushing their way through the chinks in the stone and, according to the time of year, roses, oleanders and olea fragrans, giving off whiffs of delicious scent.

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