Museum of the Court of Ca' Cappello
The 17th-century complex of the Cappello Estate was originally enclosed by a brick wall. On the northern side, we can find the manor house with a long outbuilding, which was used as a labourers' cottage in the past. We also find the ancient warehouses and the imposing "barchessa", a farm annex used as a barn and stable, which was also referred to as "the Vatican" by local villagers (probably due to the contiguity with the dwelling of the Trevisan abbot).
Between these two buildings, we can still admire the coat of arms of the Cappello family on the main entrance gate, from which we can make out the 17th-century oratory of St. John the Baptist and its bell tower.
On the south-western side, we can see the remains of what was once a four-storey tower used as a bastion and carrier pigeon base.
The Museum is hosted in two farmhouses dating back to the 19th century and located on each side of an entrance gate.
The building on the left hosts the ethnographic section, with the reconstruction of an ancient country house and its inn.
The building on the right side hosts the naturalistic section and relates the history of the Cappello Estate.
Opening days: Saturday and Sunday
Winter: 9.30 am - 12.30, 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Summer: 9.00 am - 12.00, 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Museum of the Court - Tel.: +39 0426 320231
Town of Porto Viro - Tel.: +39 0426 325771 or +39 0426 325774