History



The villa  was completed in 1827, although the building structure and the park dates back to the 15th century. It is surrounded by an extensive park encompassing one hectare in which it is possible to admire different hundred year old trees such as oak, palm, yew trees, golden chains.

The structure of the villa is made of two more buildings; one it is used to organize receptions and the other one is to put the catering’s stuff. Today belongs the villa to the same family who bought it at the end of the 19th century. Nicolò Bornancini who was a land owner and mayor in Cinto Caomaggiore bought the villa for his wedding with countess Anita Bombarda. The tempera wall decoration which adorns the main hall on the ground floor and the first floor was done by painter Tiburzio Donadon and his helpers. The painter had also restored the abbey in Sesto al Reghena “Santa Maria in Silvis” , in the Friuli region, he also decorated Noventa di Piave church and some parts of Portogruaro cathedral.

In the music and the dining room of Villa Bornancini are some portraits of the mansion owners by  Maria Vinca  a famous  painter  in Venice at the end  of the 19th century. Villa Bornancini front garden is still surrounded  by a portion of the antique town wall from which derives the Italian town’s name “ Cinto” which means town wall and “ Caomaggiore” is the river which crisscrosses the town.    The family of great Venetian painter  Giovan Battista Tiepolo and Tiepolo’s first teacher, Gregorio Lazzarini,  had a house  in Cinto Caomaggiore , it is very probable that  the great Venetian master in 18th century use to go with his easel to the park of Villa Bornancini  .

Villa Bornancini belongs today to Nicoletta Bulian who had done all the restoration work and has opened the villa to the public. Nicoletta Bulian is a licensed tour guide in the Veneto region, she speaks Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and she organizes tour in Veneto, but especially in the Eastern Veneto region . Nicoletta Bulian has a daughter  who speaks fluently Italian, English, German and some Russian, she studies at the Vienna university International Economy.