Villa Badoer is a villa in Fratta Polesine in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It was designed in 1556 by Andrea Palladio for the Venetian noble Francesco Badoer, and built between 1557 and 1563, on the site of a medieval castle which guarded a bridge across a navigable canal. This was the first time Palladio used his fully developed temple pediment in the facade of a villa.Villa Badoer has been part since 1996 of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto". The building is open to the public and one of the wings houses the National archeological museum of Fratta Polesine, opened in 2009.HistoryIn 1554, on the southern border of the Venetian Republic’s territories, in the flat and foggy country of Polesine, Palladio designed a villa for the Venetian noble Francesco Badoer, intended to become the epicentre of the vast agricultural estate of almost five hundred fields that he had inherited six years previously.Constructed and inhabited in 1556, the villa therefore functioned for the management of the fields and was simultaneously a visible sign of the “feudal” presence, so to speak, of Badoer in the territory: it is not coincidental that the building rises on the site of an ancient medieval castle. Palladio succeeded in uniting within one effective synthesis these dual meanings, joining the majestic manor house to the two barchesse (farm wings) bent into semicircles, which screen the stables and other agricultural annexes.To visit Villa Badoer and get the most from your holiday in Fratta Polesine, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fratta Polesine driving holiday planning tool .
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Villa Badoer Reviews
We hired a car from Venice to Florence (do not recommend) however we did stumble across this beauty approx 20mins off the main freeway (a stroll in the park for an Aussie) not open on the day we arriv... more »
Purtroppo vista solo da fuori , comunque si presenta molto bene, curioso questa piccola località piena di interesse turistico Da visitare more »Unfortunately seen only from outside, still looks very well, curious this small town full of tourist attractions to visit
La villa palladiana è bellissima, almeno da quanto si può vedere dall'esterno perché la provincia di Rovigo, che ne è proprietaria, ha deciso di aprire durante tutta la settimana solo il piccolo museo... more »The Palladian villa is beautiful, at least from what we can see from the outside because the province of Rovigo, that owns it, decided to open all week just the small museum but not the villa, which remains visible only on Saturdays and Sundays.
Fratta Polesine is a strange place: the name itself doesn't remember much while go lets you discover a splendid village, with beautiful villas between cuo is the Badoer. Small plant, to be built by Palladio, but beautiful.
Fratta was a pleasant surprise discovery a bit by chance. Apart from the country tidy and well maintained, has an important concentration of interesting monuments. To visit if you go around there.
Palladian Villa outside the neighborhood classic. Interesting Archeological Museum of Ethnography of the area and the boat.
Although not among the most prestigious Palladian villas, villa Badoer exactly matches the classical Canon designed by the great architect for country homes, which had to be both a residence for the Lord and the core production facility consisting of its farms. The lure of the Pronaos of the Greek temple is a must, the fountains with reference to classical mythology of the sculpture is an extra detail you need to embellish the complex.
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