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Address: Via Barbaro, 1, 31010, Maser, Italy
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Interesting to see but a bit costly to get inside and to go around the 4 rooms open to the public. Unique architecture and great story. Check it out on the web.

Reviewed October 21, 2015
Boris S
London, United Kingdom
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

My wife and I toured the Villa and enjoyed the short time we needed to see the eight rooms that are on simply with frescoes and VERY antique furnishings. The grounds are not very interesting but it is a nice diversion if you are in the area.

Thank gonavy2015
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The Villa Barbaro in Maser (say ma - ZAIR) was a pre-existing house that was "remodeled" by Palladio, with Paolo Veronese, who frescoed much of the building. Palladio didn't always approve of Veronese's tromp l'oeil effects that made flat walls look curved. Apparently, Veronese didn't care about Palladio's approval, because he did it anyway. This was a working manor, with... More 

Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Absolutely should be visited if you are in Veneto area .Note that this is a private property and there is a ticket entrance rather high.

Cary, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2015

One of the few remaining original Palladian villas left - the villa Barbaro is privately owned so the state of restoration is truly amazing when you consider what it must cost to keep things in pristine condition. The Piano Nobile is open to visitors - decorated with stunning Veronese frescoes, some depicting the original inhabitants of the family that hired... More 

Thank photovagabond
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Palladio's architecture is amazing. The few rooms that are open to the public exhibit wonderful frescos.

Thank WanderlustItaly
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2015

Interesting to see but a bit costly to get inside and to go around the 4 rooms open to the public. Unique architecture and great story. Check it out on the web.

1 Thank Boris S
Cornelius, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Took pictures from main road, then entered the villa for a walk through. Couldn't imagine how the quality of work was completed so long ago. Also the fact that the place had been left to deteriorate and restored happened. Doesn't take long, small fee but worth it; especially if the fee helps to preserve, it's a history lesson in itself.

Thank george60898
United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

Villa Barbaro was designed by Palladio and is decorated inside with frescos by Veronese. Only a few rooms can be visited but well worth stopping off if you are in the area. Even if you don't have time to visit, it is easy to park at the end of the drive and marvel at Palladio's work.

Thank TearsofRage
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Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

What a combination: the brilliantly executed and designed architecture of Palladio houses room after room of playful and masterful fresco's of Veronese's greatest secular art. The scenes range through music, landscape, religion etc. interspersed with irreverent images of children darting out of imaginary doors or peering over balconies. Magnificent!! If you are in this area of Italy you must visit.

Thank Constant_Discovery
San Diego
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

My wife and I visited here on a small tour and were impressed at its beautiful architecture, its frescoes, the grounds and other buildings here. No photos were allowed inside, and we had to wear oversized slippers to protect the stone flooring. There are magnificent frescoes on every wall and ceiling, and there is a handy guide to the rooms... More 

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