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The Villa Barbaro is one of Palladio's more famous villas from the latter half of the 1500s.
Palladio lived his adult life in Vicenza where you can see many of his designs but he also did churches and villas away from Vicenza. This is a...More
This villa is a gem and worth seeing if you are a student of architecture or Veronese's frescos. The central part of the house - Palladio's original concept of the area for living space - is open to the public but the side wings, called...More
This villa is still used as a family home hence only a few rooms are open but these are delightful. The wall paintings are light and mostly landscapes. There are lots of fanciful touches which give the rooms a sense of fun. It would be...More
The villa is magnificent; I wanted to add this review because I think the website and reviews do not pay justice to the restaurant, which has delightful wines and truly special local plates. I would highly recommend eating lunch here.
If you've read Sally Gable's "Palladian Days" and want to see a good example of a Palladian villa, but can't make it to Villa Cornaro on the days it is open, this is a good example of a Palladian Villa. The docents are knowledgeable and...More
The most beautiful Palladian villa I have visited! The paintings be Veronese are so delicate and elegant! The owner still lives on the villa so you can't visit it all. If you visit the region you definitively have to go there.
The Villa is a home that is being shared with the public and it is as beautiful as expected. The guides are helpful and considerate, especially if you can't walk very well.
We had driven the Prosecco route and realised that the wineries we passed...More
One of Palladio's high achievements, this beautifully maintained villa remains a residence as well as a testament to the architect's genius. Truly a must see for any with a passion for art and architecture.