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. To find out how to plan a trip to Vicenza, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The Palladian villa is a perfect work of Symmetries and is truly amazing. Palladium resumes in full classical themes and enrolled a building inspired by the Pantheon in a cubic structure. Truly amazing
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  • August 10, 2017
    Of course you can't review the villa, extraordinary masterpiece. Lament the fact that with a well €10 you can visit only the villa, while the surrounding park is not only accessible, but it also turns out to be left untreated. A shame.
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  • August 9, 2017
    A gem of architecture, perhaps the most famous villa of Palladio. Too bad that none of this is learned by the visit. The outdoor garden is not cured, dry. You can visit the stables but it does not make sense. You can take pictures just outside the villa, within is strictly prohibited. Also you can visit only the ground floor, the rest is closed. The guide is not covered. This means that costs €10 salt you can visit the central circular room and the four linked environments. To visit the everything it takes 15 minutes, going slow. I believe there is excessive speculation: expensive price to visit no
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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!

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