Above the windows of the ground floor of the Palace are important low reliefs of the facade designed by Domenico Fontana. Two are original and two were recreated by the sculptor Giordani (1962) on the trace of those destroyed.
Below one of these it is written: Ars superant naturam; below another, which is a finely carved representation of greyhound dogs, are engraved two Greek words which mean “Hunting is the most generous and noble hobby”. Both of these are carved on the right hand side of the entrance.
On the left side, below a fine artwork representing an historic subject, there is: "Ubi periculum, ibi festinandum". The inscription on top of the portal of the Palace reports an event happened in 1581:
The empress Mary of Austria, daughter of Charles V, wife of Massimilian II and mother of Rudolph II, was welcomed in the Palace belonging to Leonardo Valmarana with a large entourage.
"Maria Austria Augusta, Caroli Quinti, Maximiliani Secundi, Rodolphi Secundi
Imperatorum filia, uxor, mater, a Philippo fratre Hispaniorum Rege Potentissimo,
ad regendum Lusitanorum quondam Regum Imperium nuper partum, e Germania
accita per Italiam iter faciens, in his aedibus, quod ipsa ob veterem Austriacorum
Principum erga hanc domum clientalam maxime voluit, cum Margarita
Maximilianoque filiis Archiducibus, a Leonardo Valmarana Comite eodemque
Philippi Regis Pensionario, splendidissimo apparatu accepta fuit. Anno
MDLXXXI, VII Kal. Octobris".