With the expansion of the Serenissima Republic on the mainland during the XV century the aristocratic Venetian families began to erect their villas in the countryside.

They were conceived as residences for leisure and recreation but also as farmhouses with wonderful gardens, orchards and a wide variety of crops (harvests).

Designed by the best known architects of the time, first of all Palladio, they were decorated with frescos and paintings by great Venetian masters such as Veronese and Tiepolo.