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Il Giardino della Villa che non c’è

Il Giardino della Villa che non c’è

Appointment in the garden at Villa Mocenigo Biaggini Ivancich


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Sun 4 Jun



Villa Mocenigo Biaggini Ivancich

The architectural complex of Villa Mocenigo Biaggini Ivancich adheres to the 2023 edition of “Appuntamento in Giardino” (=appointment in the garden”) and opens its doors on Sunday, 4th June for an extraordinary guided tour.

Appointment at 10:30 am with the guide Mariangela Flaborea, who will accompany the participants for about 60 minutes telling them the story of this prestigious architectural testimony.

Reservation is mandatory to one of the following e-mail addresses:

Immersed in the majestic vegetation of its centuries-old parkVilla Mocenigo-Ivancich is located on the right bank of the Tagliamento river, opposite the historic center of Latisana, in via Carlo Ivancich. Founded towards the end of the 16th century thanks to the noble Venetian family of the Mocenigos, it was purchased in 1870 by the Paduan Vincenzo Biaggini and then passed on to the current owners, the Ivancichs. In the second half of the twentieth century, it became an important cultural centre, hosting writers such as Ezra Pound and Ernest Hemingway.

During the Great War it was transformed into a field hospital, but it was during the Second World War that it suffered serious damage from bombing, which was then aggravated by the 1976 earthquake.

Although only ruins remain of the villa-monument, the two barchesse, even though in ruins, are still there to face each other, specular and majestic.

“Appuntamento in Giardino” (=Appointment in the garden) is an initiative promoted by APGI – the Italian Parks and Gardens Association, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities) and aims to make the general public discover the surprising historical, artistic, botanical and landscape richness of Italian gardens, especially those that are normally closed. The initiative takes place in accordance with “Rendez-vous aux jardins”, which takes place simultaneously in over 20 European countries.