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Villa la Rotonda, Vicenza

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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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  • This I think is the only villa with dome is made by Palladio. Inspired by a temple from the magnificent Central Chamber beneath the dome is where the four wings of the villa. Perfect harmony, treat for the eye. I advise you to inform you about the days when you can also visit inside that definitely deserves. At 10 minutes walking distance from the Villa of the dwarves of the Valmarana Chapel frescoed by Tiepolo, father and son.
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  • Price for the ticket is composed of two parts: 5 euros for the passage to the territory surrounding the Villa and 5 euro, for those who wants to go inside. People swirled around the Villa, young even made sketches, but inside I was one, and one on me three! Superintendent, who shepherded me all the time, so I haven't photographed. Enjoyed making only the Central Hall, which is under the dome, side spaces are decorated with banal and for Italy to pretty not high performance level. From the Central Hall at the top of the premises lead four spiral staircases: but they were closed. Therefore, the object put troika: If you comes to few visitors could allow climb stairs in the upper Chamber and not to run for the only visitor on the heels of that God forbid something is not sfotkal.
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  • We can't move to Vicenza without visiting this paladienne villa inspired constructions such as the "White House". Gorgeous inside!
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  • One of Palladio's masterpieces. It can be viewed from the main road but you really need to go to the side street and buy a ticket to view the grandeur of the inside.
  • A great place with a restrictive price-policy. It's a shame that children of all ages have to pay the same price as an adult. Totally family-unfriendly.
  • Palladio master piece with gorgeous Tiepolo frescoes. Double-check the opening hours to make sure to get in!
  • Capolavoro palladiano da non perdere
  • I visited the villa in late August and architecturally it's glorious. Pity the rest face acqua....il ticket price is really exaggerated (€ 10) for what is offered. In fact there are valid benefits (tablet/headsets/adequate lighting ...) to understand the works. It is only open on the first floor of the villa and the rest can only guess vaguely. The garden is not maintained and the part of farmhouses, fair as the villa, shows signs of a local bar in total abandonment, although perhaps it would be very useful, especially for visitors who could end the visit with a coffee, a drink or a sandwich. I was very disappointed by how it is managed such a capital. Cristina
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