The property and the territory

“Corte Campara”

“The complex, which in its current form dates back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuriesis located in a strategic position along the road that led from the Val d’Adige to the Po Valley.

The name “Campara” derives from the “campus”Romanto remember that this place was a place of encampment of armiesIn the eighteenth century the Venetian Republic confirms the military vocation of the town, choosing Campara as the only stopping point for the Austrian troops that crossed the Venetian territorydirected towards Lombardy.“The choice of the unification of the 3 stages in one of Campara lucky he found an ally in the old tenement building already recreation accounts Nogarola-Maffei, but at the time in a state of general neglect because of the war” (Brugnoli, 1969) .

The whole manor had logistical advantages for its thirty rooms, stables capable of accommodating forty horses, the amplitude of the inner courtyard, as well as the surrounding meadowsThus was born the military stage of Campara with a “commissioner of the stage” and a specific order.”

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in this new role the former villa Nogarola experienced burning and lootingin 1794after a firethe floor was added in order to increase housing for the military. Few years later, in 1796, french troops attacked furiously on court Campara depredating and stripping it of everything, including doors, windows and railings.”

With the LombardoVeneto the stage of Campara “loses much of its important function and goes back to sleep peaceful peasant families” (Brugnoli, 1969). complex occupies three sides of a large courtyard that opens to the east towards the Adige and the Valpolicellaone of the most valuable is the entrance portal located in the north wing, outside the arc tarp is inserted in a prospectus rustication that has four openingsthe upper pair is buffered while the lower one contains niches

Above the portal is found an inscriptionnow abradedTowards the courtyardthe entrance has an elegant serlianadecorative elements such as the robust rusticated, the pillars, the keystones in the style of Sammicheli thatin the territory of Veronahad many supporters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries until the early nineteenth century.

The main body is set on the sides to the south and westin the face of the grand entranceyou will find the main prospect thatin the central sector presents the entrance with rusticated decoration and a balcony with wrought iron balustrade of invoice eighteenth centuryThe windows have simple stone cornices completed by cornice.

 The same reasoning is found in the facade at noon from the orchard while the table facing the Adige to the east, access to the vaulted cellars with ashlar jambs has made ​​appositivamente for the passage of the barrels on the wagons.

At present the buildings, divided into different propertieswere partially abandoned or tampered with by restructuring incongruousDespite the construction of the canal Biffis has partly altered the relationship of the building with the surrounding environment, it has preserved the vast orchard to the south-east of the villa with the wall of stones and pebbles. 

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