Historical figure Contarini

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The Contarini were a noble family ascribed to the Venetian patriciate, included among the very ancient apostolic families. The legend traces its origins back to the Aurelii Cotta of Rome, which were prefects in the Reno region, were called Cotta Rheni or Conti del Reno, from which the surname Contarini.

Indeed the first known member of the family is Andrea Contarini who in 853 signed the testament of the bishop of Castello Orso. It represented one of the most flourishing Venetian families: in the year 1500 on 1523 patrician family groups registered in the city, 107 brought the surname Contarini. It should however be pointed out that, especially in cases such as these, the various branches did not feel part of a single lineage solely on the basis of the common surname.

He gave the Serenissima as many as eight doges and several other prominent personalities as ecclesiastics, politicians and soldiers. Many references are still present in the toponymy.

Contarini Visited places

Parco Giardino Sigurtà

 Via Cavour - 37067 Valeggio sul Mincio - Verona
Garden/Park/Botanical garden, Wedding/Convention/Concert location

The Parco Giardino Sigurtà is one of the oldest and most picturesque parks in the world, located on the edge of the hills around the Mincio valley, a river from which it draws its water. The roots... see

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Location for Ceremonies and Conferences, Park / Labyrinth / Pond / Garden

Time period

Italy, Verona

Villa San Fermo

 Via San Fermo, 17 - 36045 Lonigo - Vicenza
Abbey/Convent/Hermitage/Monastery, Palace/Villa

Villa San Fermo is located in the municipality of Lonigo, in the province of Vicenza, located on one of the last tracts of the Berici Hills. Managed by the Pavonian Fathers, the complex is... see

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Hotel, Location for Ceremonies and Conferences, Park / Labyrinth / Pond / Garden, Restaurant

Time period
Middle Ages

Italy, Vicenza

Villa Vigna Contarena

 Via Guido Negri, 15 - 35042 Este - Padua
Palace/Villa, Wedding/Convention/Concert location

Villa Vigna Contarena is located in Este, at the foot of the Euganean Hills, in the historic center of the town, La Barchessa di Vigna Contarena is immersed in a huge park, bordering the wall of... see

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Apartments / Rooms for rent / Bed&Breakfast, Location for Ceremonies and Conferences, Park / Labyrinth / Pond / Garden

Time period

Italy, Padua