Cycling tour on the hills + Walking tour to Monselice

SUNDAY 24th April

Accompanied by a guide of Viaggiare Curiosi

Meeting at 8:45 am at Villa Pisani, Riviera G. B. Belzoni, 22 in Monselice (PD)
Departure at 9:00 am
Duration 3 hours
Route 20km – easy circular, on asphalt, bike paths and secondary roads
Comfortable clothing in layers, sneakers, water bottle

An itinerary to discover villas, castles and villages in the area of the Euganean Hills Park and at the gates of the Euganean Spas, the oldest in Europe.

Starting from Villa Pisani in Monselice, directly connected to the Euganean Hills Ring E2, we will pass through Arquà Petrarca, where the famous poet spent the last years of his life, one of the villages in the center of the Euganean Hills that still maintains intact an ancient medieval charm.

Then we will arrive in Valsanzibio, a hamlet of Galzignano Terme, where there is the Garden of Valsanzibio created by the Barbarigo family 350 years ago, as a solemn vow to God to defeat the Plague of 1630, also called the “Little Versailles of the Euganean Hills”.

We will pass a stretch of the Euganean Hills cycle path and go in the direction of Battaglia Terme, an ancient river port: a linear route that allows you to admire spectacular views, such as the view dominated by the Catajo Castle and Villa Selvatico Sartori.

Accompanied by the tour guide Giovanna Soloni

Meeting at 9:15 am at Villa Pisani, Riviera G. B. Belzoni, 22 in Monselice (PD)
Departure at 9:30 am
Duration 3 hours
Suitable for all those who love walking
Comfortable clothing, sneakers, water bottle

Visit made only outdoors, (with the exception of the Parish Church of Santa Giustina and the Oratory of San Giorgio).

Going back even further into the past, retracing the last 7000 years, you can discover that it was also the land of the Romans, the land of the Lombards and many other peoples and families, as well as world-famous personalities, who in various eras have loved it and chosen it as an exclusive city in which to leave their “signature”.

The visit will start from the Palazzo della Loggetta, today’s Monselice tourist office. After discovering where the name of the city comes from and admiring the beating heart of the city, we will begin the ascent of the hill of the Rocca, carefully admiring all the architectural, artistic and natural elements present.

Then, opting for a romantic descent of the hill, the walk will continue towards the two main arteries of the center, where the major commercial attractions are located, and then continue towards the Bisatto canal, the ancient “highway” of Padua and Venice. There will be interesting “discoveries” related to places and famous people of the past and present and above all, it will be an opportunity to enjoy the view of the city center, from a completely unexpected perspective …

Both guided tours will be FREE (including: licensed guide service by bike, guided tour) and will end in the garden of Villa Pisani where we will make a toast all together to celebrate the opening of the new Bike Point of Villa Pisani.

Reservation required by Friday, April 22
In case of need of bike rental: communicate within Friday, April 22 to

In case of bad weather the event will be cancelled


+39 0429 74309


si riaccende Villa Pisani

After a long pause, we are delighted to present the new series of events at Villa Pisani, which will accompany us for four Fridays before Christmas.

Four unique evenings: a film with live music, a couple of concerts in unplugged, with the natural amplification that the hall of the Villa can create, and a theatrical reading.

These proposals are designed to relive the closeness to art and culture that we have been lacking over the last two years marked by the pandemic. For this very reason, the events in the programme are aimed to create a deep relationship with the public, helped by the unique atmosphere that only Villa Pisani can provide when lit by candles and soft lighting, and by the intimate formula designed for the evenings. We want to offer occasions to meet again and share emotions.

On 26th November – the opening night – we will screen “The Kid”, Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 film, a full century after its release, with live music by Paolo Valentini and Flavio Costa.

On 3rd December we will have a concert by Sorah Rionda, a young multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer of Cuban origin, for the occasion accompanied by Rita Brancato’s percussion. Sorah Rionda will present her new project: “Renacer”, a work that wants to represent an artistic and spiritual rebirth and the celebration of her intense bond with her multiethnic Cuban family, a relationship of influence between ancient Cuban songs and new compositions.

On Friday, 10th December, the duo Lucernari, formed by the two singer-songwriters Irene Brigitte and Lil Alice, will perform: their vocal timbres, although different, harmonise with each other accompanied exclusively by percussion. Both the light-hearted pictures of everyday life and the music of pieces taken from literature are sung with songs in a style that is mostly folk but does not exclude incursions of more electronic sounds.

Both concerts will be unplugged, without electrical amplification and will therefore take advantage of the natural amplification that the Villa’s hall can create: we will take a step back in time and listen to these live performances as they were listened to in the 16th century, and to make the atmosphere even more evocative and immersive the hall will be lit for the most part by candlelight.

On the final evening, 17th December, we will have the reading “Polenta dura e formaggio stagionato” by Mario Rigoni Stern, a reading by Carichi Sospesi, with Marco Tizianel and Paolo Esposito, music played live by Nicola Lotto, directed by Marco Caldiron.

Practical information:

Limited places.
Reservations through EventBrite.
Admission 6€ with EMM card (Euganea Movie Movement).
You can get your new EMM card in the evenings of the events.

On the evening of your new membership, we’ll give you the event as a gift.

At the end of each show, there will be, for those who like, we can continue the evening with a glass of wine and, on 3rd and 10th December also accompanied by the musical selection of Dj TSO, Trattamento Sonoro Obbligatorio (in collaboration with Invisible Sound).

All events will be held in compliance with antiCovid19 regulations, we ensure the respect of the spacing at the venue and it will be mandatory to be equipped with Green Pass and properly wear the mask.

With this series of events Villa Pisani officially reopens to the public.
Next year, there will be concerts, shows, workshops, exhibitions in collaboration with the Municipality of Monselice, and much more.


Also this year the summer film festival organised by Euganea Movie Movement is back!
Every Friday, for six weeks, there will be screenings in the garden of Villa Pisani in Monselice (PD).

9:30 p.m.
Friday, 16 July >> Jojo Rabbit

by Taika Waititi
Germany, 2020, 108′
starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie and Taika Waititi.
Jojo is ten years old and has a despotic imaginary friend: Adolf Hitler. A fanatical Nazi, with his father ‘at the front’ boycotting the regime and his mother at home ‘doing what she can’ against the regime, he is integrated into Hitler’s youth. Between a drill and a grenade toss, Jojo discovers that his mother is hiding Elsa, a little Jewish girl, in the house. Declared enemies, Elsa and Jojo are forced to live together, she to stay alive, he to protect his mother. But the boy’s ‘conditioning’ will gradually fade with love and a friendship stronger than racial hatred.

9:30 p.m.
Friday, 23 July >> Nomadland

by Chloé Zhao
USA, 2020, 108′
starring Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May,
Following the economic collapse of a corporate town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs up her van and hits the road, exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern nomad. Nomadland, by director Chloé Zhao, stars real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and companions as she travels the vast landscape of the American West.
Golden Lion at the 77th Venice International Film Festival

9:30 p.m.
Friday, 30 July >> Trash – la leggenda della piramide magica

by Luca Della Grotta and Francesco Dafano
Italy, 2020, 88′
Slim is a worn and tattered cardboard box; Bubbles is a dented and half-deflated soft drink bottle. Both find themselves on the floor of a market, destined to end up in the rubbish pail. But surprisingly, they come across little Spark, an empty battery pack with a recycling logo on the back: a symbol that Bubbles recognises as that of the Magic Pyramid, the place whose waste is fabled to be the only place where they could find a second life. Together with other scraps, the three leave the market and begin their adventure on the road, dodging enemies such as the Garbage Suckers and the terrible Predators.

9:00 p.m.
Friday, 06 August >> Imprevisti digitali

by Benoit Deléphine and Gustave Kervern
France, 2020, 106′
with Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, Corinne Masiero
Three neighbours in a French suburb find themselves caught up in a series of unforeseen events caused by their ineptitude in dealing with new technologies. Marie is afraid of losing her son’s respect because of a sex tape that ended up online, Bertrand falls in love with the voice of a receptionist and tries to protect his daughter from cyber-bullying and Christine, who has lost her husband because of her addiction to TV series, is willing to do anything to increase her rating as a private chauffeur. The three of them then embark on a battle against the internet giants. A battle far beyond their reach… perhaps.
Winner of the Silver Bear at the 70th Berlinale

9:30 p.m.
Friday, 13 August >>  Un divano a Tunisi

by Manele Labidi Labbé
France, 2019, 89′
with Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura
Selma Derwich, a 35-year-old psychoanalyst, leaves Paris to open a practice in the suburbs of Tunis, where she grew up. Optimistic about her mission, to lay her compatriots on the couch and bring them back into the world in the aftermath of the revolution, Selma has to contend with local mistrust, an indolent administration and an overzealous policeman who boycotts her. In Tunis, where people confess in the baths of the hammam or under the helmet of the hairdresser, Selma offers a third way, a protected place to take care of oneself and take the pulse of the city.

9:00 p.m.
Friday, 20 August >> Il grande passo

by Antonio Padovan
Italy, 2019, 96′
With Giuseppe Battiston and Stefano Fresi
Mario lives in Rome, Dario in the Polesine. Mario has a hardware store, Dario a farmhouse. Mario follows the rules, Dario despises them. The sons of the same father and a different mother, Mario and Dario are brothers but have nothing in common. Distant and separated, they share only the pain of their father’s abandonment. The madness of Dario, a misunderstood genius in aerospace engineering, brings them together. After an attempt to launch himself on the Moon, which ends in a field fire and the denunciation of his neighbour, Dario is condemned to forced confinement but Mario’s providential intervention changes the course of events and he aims for the Moon.

The screenings will take place in the garden of Villa Pisani.
Single ticket: 5 euro
Free up to 4 years old

Villa Pisani: Riviera G. B. Belzoni 22, Monselice (PD). +39 042974309



To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this Festival we invited a great guest, perhaps the greatest we could think of: the Earth, our mother Earth. In reality, we are her guests and as such we have obligations and rules that we must respect if we do not want to be unwelcome.
This selection of films that we present to you tells us how we can inhabit the Earth: by caring for it or destroying it, by selfishly exploiting every resource or by striving to hand over to those who will come a future that is not the one we deserve today. Perhaps for too long the cinema has dealt with man as a protagonist to be explored and told. But now, immediately, we must choose a wide-angle lens and observe how the human being is really nothing compared to the gigantic and complex living being we call Earth. This year we will not be able to show it all on the Festival screens, but having it as a guest, when in reality the guests are us, seemed to us a due recognition.


Saturday 12 June

9.30 P.M. | LA VITA È UN RACCOLTO by Agnés Varda Documentary, France, 2000, 82’

Sunday 13 June

9.30 p.m. | Projection of the best animated short films by Euganea Film Festival

Thursday 17 June

9.00 p.m. | Meeting with Alice Rohrwacher (film director)
9.00 p.m. | LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher Fiction, Italy, 2018, 125’

Friday 18 June

7.30 p.m. | CANTINA LOREGGIAN wine tasting and nature walk to the Stagno di Corte Borin
Dance performances and natural installations by Elisabetta Cortella e Elena Candeo
9.45 p.m. | THE POSTCARD by Asmae Elmoudir Documentary, Marocco, 2020, 83’

Friday 18 June

9.30 p.m. | MIGRANTS by Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise Animazione, France, 2020, 8’
PENGUIN AND WHALE by Ezequiel Torres and Pablo Roldan Animazione, Argentine, 2020, 3’
L’INCREDIBILE AVVENTURA by Fletcher Markle Fiction, USA, 1963, 80’

Saturday 19 June

5.00 – 7.00 p.m. | Workshop with Alessandro Gottardo, Disney illustrator and drawer

9.00 p.m. | Introduction of the film by WWF Vicenza – Padua
MAMA by Pablo de la Cica Documentary, Spain, 2020, 29’
THE WHALE FROM LORINO by Maciej Cuske Documentary, Polonia, 2019, 59’

Sunday 20 June

9.15 p.m. | Presentation of the video made by the students of I.I.S. G. B. Ferrari as part of the SIAE project “Per chi crea”.
SIDÈREA by Elisa Bonandin, Fiorella Cecchini, Isabel Matta, Carlotta Vacchetti Animation, Italy, 2020, 7’
JOURNEY TO UTOPIA by Erlend E. Mo Documentary, Denmark, 2020, 89’

Wednesday 23 June

8.00 p.m. | Maeli wines paired with a proposal of excellent local products
9.30 p.m. | MELINA by David Valola Documentary, Italy, 2020, 10’
ONLY A CHILD by Simone Giampaolo Animation, Switzerland, 2020, 6’
MIDDLE EARTH by Juliette Guignard Documentary, France, 2020, 57’

Giovedì 24 giugno

ore 21.00 | LE MANI SUL FIUME di Giulia Paltrinieri Vincitrice del Premio Morrione 2017 per il giornalismo investigativo.
ore 22.00 | MOVIDA di Alessandro Padovani Documentario, Italia, 2020, 68’

Venerdì 25 giugno

ore 20.45 | Consegna Premio Crédit Agricole Friuladria a Stefano Mancuso
TALK CON STEFANO MANCUSO Neurobiologo vegetale e appassionato divulgatore, è stato incluso dal New Yorker tra coloro che sono ‘destinati a cambiarci la vita’
INVISIBILE PARADISE di Daria Yurkevich Documentario, Bielorussia, 2020, 52’

Sabato 26 giugno

ore 20.00 | Visita guidata al Museo del Termalismo
ore 21.00 | UN’ALTRA ROTTA di Martina Ferlisi, Sarika Strobbe e Amarilli Varesio Inchiesta finalista del Premio Morrione 2020 per il giornalismo investigativo.

Domenica 27 giugno

ore 18.30 | Trent’anni di grano – autobiografia di un campo – spettacolo teatrale
ore 20.30 | ANDROMEDA in concerto
ore 21.30 | ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA di Anabel Rodriguez Rios Documentario, Venezuela, Regno Unito, Brasile, Austria, 2020, 99’

Venerdì 2 luglio

ore 21.30 | WHY SLUGS HAVE NO LEGS di Aline Höchli Animazione, Svizzera, 2019, 11’
SAD BEAUTY di Arjan Brentjes Animazione, Paesi Bassi, 2020, 9’
LA TERRA di Toni De Gregorio, Rodolfo Bisatti e Luciano Zaccaria
Documentario, Italia, 1988, 73’

Sabato 3 luglio

ore 21.00 | Vini della Cantina Piovene Porto Godi
ore 21.30 | SKYFILL di Mark Hanhalo Animazione, Ucraina, 2021, 3’
ACCAMÒRA (IN QUESTO MOMENTO) di Emanuela Muzzupappa Fiction, Italia, 2020, 11’
THE TAPE RECORDER di Noémi Aubry Documentario, Francia, 2021, 68’

Domenica 4 luglio

ore 18.00 | A piedi con Lucio Montecchio tra gli alberi e i sentieri del Monte Gemola
ore 21.30 | Premiazioni del Concorso Internazionale della XX edizione di Euganea Film Festival
Proiezioni dei film vincitori


Illustration exhibition by Luca Tagliafico

12-27 June 2021


The illustrations in the exhibition are taken from the book Un cinema da cani…, written by Bernard Friot and illustrated by Luca Tagliafico. The book tells the story of a seven-dog audition, a lacklustre comedy, an incapable crew and a film made, in the end, by our four-legged protagonists. Who knows what kind of story will come out of it? It’s up to you to find out!  

The exhibition is an opportunity to get to know the work of Luca Tagliafico who created the illustration for the poster of the 20th edition of the Euganea Film Festival. 

Saturday 12 June, 4.30 p.m. – A small ‘canine’ workshop for children and adults aged 5-99, booking required:, 0429 74309 

Sunday 27 June, 5 p.m. – guided tour of the exhibition in the presence of the author.

The exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 3.00 to 6.30 p.m.

Event included in the Fieri di Leggere programme and organised in collaboration with Clichy edizioni and Pel di carota bookshop.

Villa Pisani, via Riviera G. B. Belzoni 22, Monselice (PD). 

BIKE21 // bike • art • nature

From 4 to 6 June 2021, BIKE21: the first bicycle festival in the Euganean Hills.

Three days of events dedicated to the world of cycling, to sustainable mobility and to the promotion of the territory, landscapes and historical-artistic heritage that accompany the cycle-tourism routes along the E2 ring, a cycle path that runs along the perimeter of the Euganean Hills area.
Theatre shows, readings, music, talks with cycle travellers and workshops will accompany the public throughout the weekend, offering new ideas for discovering and becoming passionate about the world of two wheels.
The reference point of the event is the city of Monselice and Parco Buzzaccarini (via S. Giacomo, 52, Monselice PD), the starting point for bike tours and the location of the stands, info-point, food and beverage area and main stage for the scheduled shows and meetings.


🚴 6:00 P.M. > Al tramonto, percorso mountain bike
(At sunset, mountain bike trail)

🚶‍♂️6:00 P.M. > Il sentiero del Monte Ricco e il Castello, escursione a piedi
(The Monte Ricco trail and the Castle, hiking tour)

🚵‍♀️🎤 Ore 21:00 > La traversata del Nord America in bicicletta, talk e racconto di viaggio con Alessandro De Bertolini (Crossing North America by bicycle, talk and travel story with Alessandro De Bertolini)
10.500 km in 3 mesi lungo le strade asfaltate e sterrate della California, del Nevada, dell’Arizona, dello Utah, del Colorado, del Wyoming, del Montana, dell’Alberta, della British Columbia, dello Yukon e dell’Alaska


🚴 9:00 A.M. > Anello dei Colli Euganei, bike tour
(Euganean Hills ring, bike tour)

🚴 10:00 A.M.> Tra ville e abbazie, bike tour
(Between villas and abbeys, bike tour)

🚴 2:30 P.M. > Sui colli di Arquà, percorso in mountain bike
(On the hills of Arquà Petrarca, mountain bike trail)

🚲🎤 3:30 P.M. > Come scegliere una bici da viaggio, workshop a cura di La Mente Comune
(How to choose a travel bike, workshop by La Mente Comune)
The indispensable features of a touring bike (but not only) and some simple concepts on how to choose the best bike for your needs.

👧🧒 from 3:30 P.M. > Gimkana per piccoli ciclisti
(Gimkana for young cyclists)

👧🧒 4.00 P.M. > Families cycling through Monselice, a cycling route with moments dedicated to young cyclists

📖🎤 5:00 P.M. > Carretera Austral, talk e presentazione libro con l’autore Alberto Fiorin
(Carretera Austral, talk and book presentation with author Alberto Fiorin)
A journey along the Carretera Austral, a must on the road.

🚴 Ore 5:30 P.M. > Sui colli di Arquà, percorso in mountain bike
(On the hills of Arquà Petrarca, mountain bike route)

🎸🎤 9:00 P.M. > “Germogli” reading musicale con Lucio Montecchio, Giorgio Gobbo e Gianluca Segato
(“Germogli” musical reading with Lucio Montecchio, Giorgio Gobbo and Gianluca Segato)
On the World Environmental Day, a musical reading that accompanies the audience in a reflection on the importance of the multiple relationships between man and the environment.


🚴 9:30 A.M. > Tour MTB livello medio, percorso in mountain bike
(MTB tour medium level, mountain bike trail)

🚴 10:00 A.M. > Tra colli e canali, bike tour
(Between hills and canals, bike tour)

🛶 3:00 P.M. > Il castello del Catajo in barca a remi
(Catajo Castle by rowing boat)

🔧 3:30 P.M. > Meccanica di emergenza workshop a cura di La Mente Comune
(Emergency mechanics workshop by La Mente Comune)
Tricks and techniques for solving problems that may arise during a bike ride.

👧🧒 from 3:30 P.M. > Gimkana per piccoli ciclisti
(Gimkana for young cyclists)

🚴 4:00 P.M. > Villa dei Vescovi e l’abbazia di Praglia, bike tour
(Villa dei Vescovi and Praglia Abbey, bike tour)

📷🎤 5:00 P.M. > Veneto b-side, talk e racconto fotografico con Andrea Rosina
(Veneto b-side, talk and photo story with Andrea Rosina)
A story made up of photos and interviews collected along the thousand kilometres of his journey by bike through the Veneto region.

📷🎤 6:00 P.M. > Viaggio in Dancalia, talk e racconto fotografico con Caterina Borgato
(Journey to Dancalia, talk and photographic story with Caterina Borgato)
She has travelled in Mongolia, Sub Saharan and Equatorial Africa, Asia, South America, Ethiopia and has cycled through “pure” Dancalia following Ludovico Nesbitt’s route.

🎺 9:00 P.M. > “Cinque uomini in bicicletta” spettacolo con la Banda Osiris + Mirko Artuso
(“Five men on a bicycle” show with the Banda Osiris + Mirko Artuso)
A praise to the bicycle, a multi-voice reading to remind us all of the importance of this means of transport and the many stories it has suggested over time to cinema, theatre, literature and music.

Download the full programme! More information: , , 0429 74309
For information on hiking and cycling: e-mail: tel. +39 328 4089272 (whatsapp)

The Bike21 project is supported by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo through the Eventi Culturali call, and is supported by the municipalities of Monselice and Montegrotto Terme with the patronage of the municipalities of Battaglia Terme and Torreglia. BikE21 is organised by Euganea Movie Movement, partner of the project Viaggiare curiosi, Coop. A perdifiato, CicloTurismo Euganeo, in collaboration with Thermae Abano Montegrotto, Parco Buzzaccarini, La Mente Comune and FIAB.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

For winter time Euganea Movie Movement  offers a program of four screenings of films about contemporary art, from different points of view.

Besides the films, there will be also a special event, a show of music and words with Debora Petrina, singer, songwriter and composer, winner of PremioCiampi, and the writer Tiziano Scarpa, winner of Premio Strega with his novel Stabatmater.

Wednesday 6th November 9.00 pm
Kusama – Infinity

by Heather Lenz
USA, 2018, 85’

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

Wednesday 13th November 9.00 pm
by Lisa Immordino Vreeland
USA, 2015, 80’

Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is a documentary film about her life.

Wednesday 20th November 9.00 pm
BANSKY: Exit Through the Gift Shop
by Bansky
USA, GB, 2010, 87’

This is the inside story of Street Art – a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.

Saturday 30th November 9.00 pm
Show Le cose che succedono di notte
with Debora Petrina and Tiziano Scarpa

Le cose che succedono di notte (Things that happen by night) is a show made of music and words.
Debora Petrina, singer-songwriter and composer, winner of Premio Ciampi, meets the writer Tiziano Scarpa, winner of Premio Strega with the novel Stabat mater.
On stage they play alternatively music and rhyme stories. On keyboards, guitar and voice, Debora connects herself to unknown worlds, like a kind of electronic visionary. She sings with scenic presence her beautiful sensual lively innovating songs. In between the songs, Tiziano narrates about men, trees, solitary animals looking for love and truth, and finding what they deserve. They are rhyme fairytales for adults. They are hilarious stories, sometimes dramatic, by Scarpa’s new book Una libellula di città (published by Minimum Fax).
Songs and musics by Debora Petrina (voice, keyboards and guitar).
Stories and rhymes by Tiziano Scarpa.
Thanks to Teatro Stabile del Veneto e Lorenzo Maragoni for the collaboration

Wednesday 4th december 9.00 pm

by Andrzej Wajda
Poland, 2016, 98’

In post-war Poland, renowned painter Wladyslaw Strzemiński works as a professor at the National School of Fine Arts in Łódź. A great artist and co-creator of the theory of Unism, Strzemiński became famous before the Second World War. His students still treat him like the “messiah of modern painting”, but university authorities and the Ministry of Culture have a very different opinion. Unlike artists loyal to the doctrines of socialist realism and fulfilling Party tasks, Strzemiński does not compromise his art. He refuses to comply with Party regulations, and he is eventually expelled from the university and the artists’ union. But Strzemiński’s students continue to support him, visiting him for private lectures. They pen down his Theory of Vision and listen to his critique of their work. But jobless Strzemiński, impaired due to a missing arm and leg, soon falls into poverty and poor health as the Communist authorities remain persistent in their actions to ruin him…

Film screenings:  € 3
Show on 30th November Le cose che succedono di notte with a glass of wine offered by Siemàn winery (Villaga – VI): € 7
Reservation is recommended for the show – maximum 50 seats

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Open air cinema is back in the garden of Villa Pisani. Here the program for all Wednesdays from July 10th to August 7th at 9.15 PM:

10/07 >> A Star is Born by Bradley Cooper (USA, 2018, 135′) with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

17/07 >> La donna elettrica by Benedikt Erlingsson (France, Iceland, Ucraine, 2018, 101′) with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson
Halla is a single 50-something woman that runs a choir in green and polite Iceland. Her everyday life is hiding a secret: she is also an ecoterrorist that the Police and the government have been looking for for months, because of the sabotages she has been making to damage the multinationals that are corrupting her beautiful land.

24/07 >> Green Book by Peter Farrelly (USA, 2018, 130′) with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

31/07 >> Gli incredibili 2 by Brad Bird (USA, 2018, 130′) with voices by Amanda Lear, Ambra Angiolini and Bebe Vio
After the events of The Incredibles (2004), Elastigirl (Helen) is sent on a mission to make supers legal again. Mr Incredible (Bob) is left to care for Jack-Jack, Violet, and Dash. When a dangerous new threat arises, it is up to the family to neutralize the threat and save the day once again.

07/08 >> Momenti di trascurabile felicità di Daniele Lucchetti (Italia, 2019, 93′) with Pif, Thony and Renato Carpentieri
Paolo lives a quiet life in Palermo with his wife and two kids, working as an engineer. One day, he is left only one hour and 32 minutes to deal with the significant aspects of his life, after a car accident.

Screening starts at 9.15 PM
Ticket price: 5 euro
In case of rain, the screening will be held inside the Villa.

Summer Cinema in Monselice is part of SUMMER IN VILLA PISANI.

4 nights of live music, enriched by themed food and art.

Every Saturday from July 20th to August 10th.

JULY 20TH TRIP TO THE MOON To celebrate 50 years from Moon landing

From 8 PM >> Food from Venetian tradition by Ostaria Nòva.

9 PM >> The Moon in a glass: the influence of stars in biodynamic agriculture and in the wine-maker work, with Davide Boldrin, agrisommelier and Nicola Dal Santo of I Castagnucoli.

10 PM >> Grimoon – Vers la Lune – cinematic and psychedelic pop

Alberto Stevanato: voice, guitar; Solenn Le Marchand: voice, analogic synth

Grimoon presents “Vers La Lune”, an unusual intergalactic musical and visual trip between rock, electronic and psychedelic that tells the story of three characters and their adventures in Space, in a completely animated film. The music to the film will be live. A rich and creative work, accompanied by the rough sounds of two Moog synth, a drum set, a vintage electric guitar and an acoustic guitar.


From 8 PM >> Food “American BBQ” style by Ostaria Nòva.

10 PM >> Kalahysteri – american folk, country

Astrid Dante: voice, guitar; Elisa De Munari: voice, basso; Giusi Pesenti: voice, drums

Astrid Dante (Miss Chain & The Broken Heels), Elisa De Munari (Elli de Mon – onewomanband) e Giusi Pesenti (Dry & Dusty, Grace O’Malley Quartet) are putting their whole experience, backgroud and personality in this new adventure called Kalahysteri, a neologism meaning “Beautiful Histeria”. Their music is a trip for the listener to a parallel universe, pointing right to the heart of pop music. Their songs are raw and naked, intriguing, deep and dreamy, going from blues to power pop, from folk to rock’n’roll; Just like pop songs played with traditional instruments.


From 8 PM >> Mexican style food by Ostaria Nòva.

Inside the Villa: Contemporay Shaman’s Altair – installation by Conception Garcia Sanchez.

10 PM >> Jennifer Cabrera Fernandez 3rd Root ethno world music

Jennifer Cabrera Fernandez: voice, dance; Alvise Seggi: bass, oud; Pietro Valente: drum set.

“3rd Root” project is the new ethno world music project by Jennifer Cabrera. It’s about her origins, of ancient Mexican roots and 3rd African ones. A mix of powerful sounds, new and modern. The peculiar voice of the singer, her tales and dances, will take you to fascinating atmospheres. With her onstage Alvise Seggi will take on tha bass and oud, with his jazz and African international background. Pietro Valente on drums, talented and versatile musician, bandleader and composer.


From 8 PM >> Food from Osmize, Karst open cantines. by Ostaria Nòva.

10 PM >> Ajde Zorabalkan gipsy music

Milica Polignano: Voice; Giulio Gavardi: Guitar, saz and sax; Micol Tosatti: Violin; Francesco Mattarello: Accordion; Giorgio Marinaro: bass;  Francesco Prearo: Drums

The “Ajde Zora” project arises from four musicians meeting the Serbian singer Milica Polignano. Their repertoire mixes Balkans traditional songs with pieces, nostalgic and energetic, of East European Gipsy tradition. the band rearranges traditional music where energy and passion overflow between dances and ballads, telling stories of people with a tormented past.

Entrance without booking.

In case of rain the event will be held inside the Villa.

Sound Trips is part of SUMMER IN VILLA PISANI.



POETRY SLAM – Saturday July 6th

Poetry Slam is a competition born in the streets from the need to connect writing with performing and from the desire to shape a new language. The candidates will defy one another onstage with just their pieces of writing, their voice and body. Five people will be drew from the audience to award the best performance.

The event is arranged in collaboration with EnnESIMA organization from Este, valid for Lega Italiana Poetry Slam. The night will be hosted by Lorenzo Maragoni and Diego Tale Scantamburlo.

EnnESIMA Associazione Culturale is a project born in the city of Este, a box of ideas and cultural actions. They deal especially with poetry, not in an academic way but in a way that is close to the people. The objective is to cover, with the energy and contribution of everyone that will be willing to participate in the enterprise, the highest possible number of expressive form of this period in time.

Free conscious offer for entrance to the event.

Poetry Slam in Villa Pisani is part of SUMMER IN VILLA PISANI.

In case of rain the event will be held inside the Villa.