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Villa la Rotonda, Vicenza

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Villa la Rotonda, a Renaissance villa outside of Vienza, dates back 500 years. Goethe praised it, saying that architectural art had perhaps never before reached such a level of magnificence. Designed by Andrea Palladio for Bishop Paolo Almerica, the villa went through the hands of the Capra family before being opened to the public in 1986 by the current owners, the family of Count Valmarana. That family currently lives here. Marketing events, special dinners, and cultural happenings take place at this attraction. Note that no photography is allowed, not even without flash. Put Villa la Rotonda into our Vicenza vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Vicenza.
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  • If you visit Vicenza and have an interest in seeing Palladio's works, this is a must see. You cannot take pictures indies, but there are people there that can answer your questions. Take time to tour ...  more »
  • Beatiful Palladian villa, with wonderful unique decorations and garden around. It is a must see point if you are looking for architectural jems Although i would expect the villa's gift shop to be a bi...  more »
  • We went to the villa as it opened at 3pm. We paid 10 euros a person for entry right at the gate. The villa itself is grand on the outside, & the inside is decorated with lavish paintings all over the ...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning example of Palladian architecture. Well worth the long hike up hill taking in the terrific views over Vicenza on way.
  • You have to study Palladio and know a little about the history of this region to appreciate La Rotonda to its fullest. Hire a guide or do some research to truly enjoy this special villa. Read about the priest who commissioned it so he could see his beloved Monte Berico. Hike up to Mount Berico via the Museo del Risorgimento to Monte Berico but if its hot, take water. Its a steep hill but its worth the effort.
  • Peaceful surroundings, great building, nice walks. This is a beautiful place.
  • Magical place, and the footprint is nothing like it. Quite a villa
  • One of the most famous building designed by Palladio. A must view but pay attention that the visit to the internal spaces are available only from March to September!