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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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  • Architekt Palladio has several villas built here in the region, personally, I own this one of most beautiful. Am itself in. D&G
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  • The villa, "la Rotonda" because of the dome that dominates, is located outside the city of Vicenza and, specifically, on Hwy 247 Riviera Berica. Perhaps the grandest Palladian work, but as the Teatro Olimpico was started by architect from Padua, and completed by the vicentine architect Vincenzo Scamozzi. It is the second time that I visit, but either way I found the Interior closed. Exterior ticket price € 5.00. I did not give the rating of excellence because we noticed signs on where the villa (without the Navigator we found) and the car park (near the villa was not possible to park because of bans on park with forced removal; we parked about a kilometer away near a house).
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  • A fortune having her on their doorstep, a pleasure to admire both from outside than from within. Ticket price nn cheap, but I think the speese x keep it are such that deserves the sacrifice of a few more dollars for the cause.
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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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