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“Worth a bus ride to see the Villa and Gardens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Almerico Capra detta La Rotonda

Villa Almerico Capra detta La Rotonda
Via della Rotonda, 45, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
0444 321793
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Ranked #9 of 37 attractions in Vicenza
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Orinda, California
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“Worth a bus ride to see the Villa and Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We were able to figure out how to take the local bus out to the villa to see it and it was worth the trip. Although only the gardens were open the Villa Capra is very worth seeing. You may recognize the building as it was copied several times ...by Thomas Jefferson for Monticello and the University of Virginia for their Rotunda. It was a country home and is situated among extensive gardens on a hill top looking over local farm lands and back at the City of Vicenza. A lordly view.

Visited April 2013
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Venice, Italy
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“Almost always closed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have been to this site 4 times in the last 18 months. A feel of approx. 6 Euros will get you into the grounds but dont expect to see anything else since the building can usually be found to be closed. There is really nothing trully longlasting or impacting about this building other that the failed attempt to be identically built facing all 4 cardinal points.

Visited July 2012
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Trieste, Italy
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“italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We are Italians
La Rotonda is a perfect exemple of Italy can be at a sort of unatttainable level, despite we have a insane side of our attitude in front of colture
This is the Italian inchoerence

Visited January 2013
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Winter Park, FL
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“Must See Palladio's Perfect Greek Cross Plan, Roman Temple Front”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

If you are anywhere near Vicenza, you should visit this site. One of Italy's great architects is from Vicenza, and has designed some of the best buildings in the Veneto region. Bishop Almerico ordered this High Renaissance structure --why the four porches? Did he like to have his choice of seating areas in the morning or evening? Take his orange juice on one porch and his pre-prandial cocktail on another? I can't say, but it certainly is a pleasant place to go. Make sure to check their website so you visit when there is access to the interior spaces, adorned with pleasant frescoes. Check the website to get the information about openings etc.

There is limited parking and if you can afford it, it is advisable to take a taxi up, then walk to Villa Valmarana nearby, then walk down the hill to town--if it's a nice day and you are up for a very pleasant walk. The staff will be happy to give you directions. This Villa is owned and run by Count Valmarana, who has opened the other villa for your visiting pleasure.

Visited November 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Palladian Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Villa Almerico Capra more commonly known as La Rotonda is one of the most influential buildings in western architecture. The building and site are well preserved and well worth a visit. The grounds are open most days so the exterior of the building can be enjoyed most days. However the beautiful interior is only open seasonally for one or two days a week. Be sure to check the website to determine when the interior is open (http://www.villalarotonda.it/en/visiting.htm). Entrance fee of 5 euros is very reasonable.

Visited June 2012
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