Villa dei Leoni—Park of Remembrance

Hiking Biking Researchers
15 min.

After the retreat of Italian troops in 1917 to the Piave River line, from Mt. Grappa to the sea, the villa, which dates back to the 16th century and was commissioned by the Contarini family of Venice, became part of a group of historical buildings used as military hospitals for sick and wounded soldiers from the front. The villa was then called Ospedale da Campo n. 184 (Field hospital no. 184) and it provided 50 beds. Adjacent to the villa is a small but fascinating Park of Remembrance, laid out in 1925. It features a monumental facade overlooking the Riviera. It was designed by the architects Gastone Isera and Giovanni Possamai. The green area is crossed by several paths, flanked by dozens of bronze commemorative spears, each bearing a name of a fallen soldier.

Text: Regione del Veneto
Photos: VeGAL

Access and useful info

Access

Follow the road Via Nazionale and turn to Riviera Silvio Trentin street. You will reach the villa after 170 metres.

Information

Infopoint by the Villa Widmann Rezzonico Foscari
Via Nazionale, 420 a
I‒30034 Mira (VE)
+39 041 424 973
villawidmann@servizimetropolitani.ve.it

Hiking Biking Researchers
15 min.

Duration

15 min.

GPS coordinates

45.434842, 12.131202

Best time of year

January–December

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