A “Museum of daily life and work in the villa” is housed within the imposing Barchessa, or service building. It consists of a series of rural interiors complete with original furnishings and farming implements. It is designed to be of particular interest also to school groups. The steward’s lodgings, with its kitchen, bedroom and weaving loom, together with the cellars and laundry room, tell the story of peasant life in the great country estates of the Veneto.

Barchessa granaries

Numerous agricultural implements and tools from the 19th century, such as planes, saws, gouges, calipers, and gimlets, are displayed in the granaries.

Agricultural vehicles

Outside is a rare collection of early agricultural engines and tractors reflecting the changes that have taken place in farming practices over the last century as a result of increased mechanization in the name of “progress”.