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A story
from the past

History

We are at the crossroads of empires, peoples and memories. Our estate is steeped in centuries of history.

Villa Bogdano is located in Lison di Portogruaro, near Venice, between the Alps and the Adriatic coast.

The historical roots of Lison are closely tied to those of the Roman Empire: in this territory ran the Via Annia, the ancient consular road that connected the cities of Padua and Aquileia.

The infrastructural works of the early 1900s have brought to light this heritage, along with numerous archaeological finds. These include fragments of amphorae used at the time as containers for wine. In our region vines have been grown for millennia.

A story  from the past

Villa
Bodgano

Under the Republic of Venice these territories saw a new splendor. At the end of the sixteenth century, with the establishment of the Provveditorato ai Beni Inculti, the Serenissima assigned the lands to noble Venetian families, including the Giustinians, who converted them to agriculture.

They carried out irrigation works, erected a Palace, the present VIlla Bogdano, a Convent, and numerous rural dwellings.

In 1880 the Venetian Palace was restored and named Villa Bogdano and viticulture became the main activity of the estate.

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A unique
vineyard
since 1800s

We are the keepers of an ancient knowledge, handed down by Nature itself.

Villa Bogdano is home to some historic vineyards of great interest to viticulturalists and winemakers: among these, 117 vines of Tocai Friulano, very old and rare, date back to the end of the 19th century. They were the subject of a meticulous recovery operation and are still in production.

It is a very rare example, of an ancient training system called “Cassone Padovano”, developed in the past by the Benedictine monks.

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Diana
the huntress

The most important Roman find that emerged during the excavations of 1926 was the bronze group depicting Diana The Huntress, with silver eyes and diadem. The goddess is in the act of removing an arrow from her quiver and use the bow clutched in the left hand.

At her feet a dog and a deer; on the base, a votive inscription of the Syrian soldier Titus Aurelius Seleucus to Giove Ottimo Massimo Dolicheno.

The precious artifact, dating back to the 3rd century A.D., is conserved in the Museo Nazionale Concordiese in Portogruaro. The image of the goddess Diana inspired the logo of Villa Bogdano 1880.

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History has come around here many times
over the centuries.