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Villa Pojana or Poiana, is a patrician villa in Pojana Maggiore, a town of the Province of Vicenza in the Veneto region of Italy. It was designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. It is conserved as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto".HistoryThe Villa Pojana was built in the years 1548-1549 for Bonifacio Pojana, a member of the Pojana family who had been local landowners for centuries. Bonifacio's military background is expressed on the one hand by the severity and austere purity of the architecture and on the other hand by the decorative programme described below.Architectural detailsPalladio's design was inspired by ancient Roman baths, which he had studied during a trip to Rome. The main floor is characterized by a large hall with a barrel vault ceiling (see also Villa Pisani in Bagnolo). At each side of the central hall, secondary rooms extend, each with a different type of vault. Villa Pojana remains one of the most curious examples of Palladio's architecture even though the Villa was never completed and some of its latter development strayed from Palladio's original design. Of what was built, Palladio demonstrated some of his most creative work, especially in the building's main feature on the façade, a serliana with five circular holes, inspired from ancient Roman models, yet not derivative from any specific source. Other notable elements are the broken pediment, stripped classical features, and statues that depict both military and agricultural deities.To visit Villa Poiana on your trip to Pojana Maggiore, use our Pojana Maggiore vacation route planner.
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This out of the way villa shows the creativity of a genius architect constrained by a budget. The interiors are beautifully restored and maintained there is a nice gift shop as well. Normally there wo... more »
La visita alla bellissima Villa Poiana è consigliata a tutti gli amanti dell'arte e architettura. La villa è PATRIMONIO UNESCO, MA vi sono tante tante cose da migliorare (Segnaletica turistico - direz... more »The visit to the beautiful Villa Poiana is recommended to all lovers of art and architecture. The villa is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but there are many many things to improve (tourist directional Signs, QRcodes, free downloadable podcast audio guides from the official website, conservative restoration more ...). 5 stars to the beauty of the architecture, 3 or 2 stars to management.View original
La villa si erge in un parco molto vasto e a prima vista sembrerebbe aver poco da offrire, ma la rappresentazione teatrale di un pezzo dell'Otello (shakespeare) con il coinvolgimento del pubblico ha c... more »The villa stands in a vast park and at first glance seems to have little to offer but the theatrical performance of a piece of Othello (shakespeare) with audience engagement colored collection. The actors made us move from one room to another with spoken parts and explanations drawn from the writings of the era in which it takes place lìOtello the sameView original
Villa of the famous italian architect Andrea Palladio
Elena AgostiIn 470 years after its construction, a new opportunity to visit the historic palladian Villa thanks to Confartigianato Vicenza that proposes a series of exhibitions of Arts and crafts organized by ViArt, that will take care of the openings of the bookshop. An initiative to promote the territory and its architectural excellence and productive. Villa Pojana is located in Pojana Maggiore (Vicenza), since 1996 is in the UNESCO World Heritage list, along with the other Palladian villas of the Veneto. The villa was commissioned to Palladio by vicentino Bonifacio Buzzard. Probably the project dates back to late ' 40 and the works were completed by 1563, when accomplished interior decoration done by painters Bernardino India and Anselmo Canera and sculptor Bartolomeo Ridolfi. In four books both in original drawings by Palladio, villa is always treated as part of a global reorganization plan and regularisation of the area around large courtyards. This project however was built only the long barn to the left of the villa, with Doric capitals but intercolumniations tuscanici. It seems that Palladio spa architecture ancient utilitarian logic here seeks, in a language which is extraordinarily abstract shapes and, almost metaphysical synthesized. The lack of orders and carved stone parts (if not in the portals of the lodge) should have ensured a global economy in construction work. Admission: adults € 5.00; groups (minimum 20 people) € 3.00; children aged 6 to 14 years € 2.00; disabled € 2.00; seniors over 65 years € 3.00; family ticket € 12.00; children up to 6 years and residents of the municipality of Pojana free admission. Special openings by appointment with a minimum of 6 people. Viart is a project for the promotion of artistic craftsmanship Vicentino promoted by Confartigianato Vicenza. Viart is proud to partner with the best craftsmen in the territory of Vicenza, with the aim of enhancing, promoting and supporting the wonders that our workers through art, the cleverness and dexterity they create. Villa Pojana you can visit exhibitions, attend events and happenings in our bookshop is all Made in Vicenza with a totally new logic of souvenirs.View original
Denis BallarinBeautiful villa veneta, also designed by Andrea Palladio, the façade is simple, but inside you can see frescoes gorgeous, and fine plasters! Advice to visit the very history of the villa and very interesting!View original
EUGENIO TREVISANThe VILLA of WAR tells the story of This charming and beautiful villa Pojana. For the uninitiated, in front of the villa there is a castle rebuilt and demolished (it is said that the Castle stood where now stands the villa). The territory of Pojana was a place of conquests in the middle ages. The disputes were between Padua and Verona (it is said that an underground tunnel connect the castle of pojana location cagnano di Poiana). There was also the unfortunate passing of Bamian. The villa is sort then by the Venetians as stately and as a stable for the direction of the feuds. In fact we see from outside an austere appearance that shows a functional and military character of the villa. It is one of the most unusual villa of Palladio.View original
Paola VillanovaIs a Palladian villa gorgeousView original
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