The new museum of Abano Terme opens its doors in the rooms of the ancient 16th century residence. The Villa will be given back to the public with the frescoes on the main floor and the new arrangement of the Bassi Rathgeb collection: a patrimony of over 400 works.
The Villa Bassi Rathgeb complex (formerly Secco, Dondi dall’Orologio and Zasio) is fully part of the “Villa Veneta” typology, a place where agricultural activity is linked, according to the classic ideal, to a healthy lifestyle , virtuous and in the name of leisure for the owners.
A patrimony of over 400 works: paintings, drawings, engravings, miniatures, archaeological finds, ancient armor, objects and furniture, donated to the Municipality of Abano Terme forty years ago by Roberto Bassi Rathgeb. The paintings, drawings and engravings are inserted in a chronological arc dating from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, with names of Renaissance masters of great importance, such as Giovanni Cariani, Moretto da Brescia and Palma il Giovane as well as painters of the seventeenth century Veneto and Lombardy.
Villa Bassi Rathgeb – via Appia Monterosso 52, Abano Terme
tel. 049 8245269