Towards the end of the 18th century, the noble Gera family (originally from Alto Cadore) settled in the city of Conegliano. Bartolomeo Gera, architect and leading figure in the cultural elite of Conegliano, decided to use the ancient fortification walls to build a villa (inspired by Palladiana Malcontenta) that was suitable to become not only a home, but also a place for meeting and union for his fellow artists and writers. He entrusted his friend architect Giuseppe Jappelli to the design and construction of the work, one of the greatest neoclassical exponents who created other important works including "La Fenice" theater in Venice and the "Pedrocchi" café in Padua.
The villa consists of a square grid base further divided into square environments. The façade clearly visible from the valley is formed by a pronaos with eight Ionic-style columns supporting a tympanum, decorated with a bas-relief that depicts, in life size, the allegory of Architecture that welcomes the sister arts, such as painting, sculpture. and poetry, sculpted by Marco Casagrande (pupil and great admirer of Antonio Canova). Inside, however, a red stone pincer staircase leads to the noble floor, in the large sail hall embellished by the frescoed ceiling by Giovanni Antonio De Min, representing scenes inspired by Julius Caesar's De Bello Gallico: the victory over the Helvetians and the passage of the Alps. On the walls, on the other hand, one can contemplate two splendid monochrome: the triumph in Rome and the Ides of March, taken from De Bello Civili.