Villa Emo
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J0anned568
Canberra, Australia677 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
This villa is one Palladio's best examples of his notion of country villas, in which the central living space is integrated with the side wings or barchessas which were the farm buildings. Palladio defined many elements in architecture that we take for granted and his proportions and concepts remain today even in modern design. This is a must see if you are interested in the development of building styles from the 16th century onwards. The villa was occupied until a few decades ago when it was bought by a foundation. Parts of the villa are open to the public, including the upstairs living rooms, otherwise is it used as a small convention centre. The frescos are a bit different from those painted by Veronese in the Villa Barbaro and here they were less playful and included scenes of violence by the gods - not to my taste but still interesting to see. The building has a gracefulness and serenity in its design and is worth visiting to see this lovely example of a building style that defines much of what comes later throughout Europe. The gardens are also beautifully maintained. There are toilet facilities but no cafe.
Written November 1, 2017
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LaBernardi
California/Italy250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012
It says a lot that my Italian friend who is a certified guide for the region of the Veneto and an expert on Andrea Palladio finds Villa Emo to be her favorite among Palladian villas. Purchased from the Emo family who held the villa until about five years ago, the regional bank that now owns it has maintained and upgraded the building and grounds. Marked by lovely frescoes and other details, it is an intimate setting that offers the visitor a pleasant introduction to Palladio and the lives of Venetian aristocracy.
Written October 27, 2012
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KittyK71
Sydney, Australia59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Having seen a few of Andrea Palladio's Villas and loved them, Villa Emo is really lovely. While it's unlikely the majority of many of us will ever call a house like this home, it certainly felt very homely. The gardens are relaxed and picturesque, there was a tradesman restoring a section of the floor and it was great to talk to him about mending original works. If you love Palladian architecture, as I do, love classical architecture or just love Italian Villas, Villa Emo is a must see.
Written July 12, 2016
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Caroline H
Kuttolsheim, France213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
A very attractive villa with frescos in beautiful grounds. Well worth a visit. Lots of history and wonderful to walk around.
Written August 3, 2014
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patrickbelgio
belgium313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
I wanted to visit this villa for years and finally made it ! And even if expectations were high, I wasn't the least disappointed:
This is pure harmony and beauty, and everything shows such good taste.
Written September 4, 2013
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Italiaoutdoors
Vicenza, Italy100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
I cannot say much more than the previous reviews concerning Palladio villa Emo. But it is very interesting to see first hand the influence corn played in the economic's of the region and art of the villa itself.

The villa sits 7 kms from Castelfranco, which is in the Treviso province and can be reached by train for bus from Venice. There is a safe bike route to ride or walk to reach the villa, the local community completed a bike path/sidewalk along section that has more traffic.

This is a great stop over if you are traveling from Castelfranco to Asolo or Bassano del Grappa.
Written April 12, 2013
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MargaretEllen1950
Houston, TX323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
This villa by Andrea Palladio has a monumental staircase that rises to the temple fronted main floor. Not only is the ascent grand but it useful for threshing grain - very helpful on a working farm, per Palladio's original design. Inside there are Zelotti's frescoes that are so real the figures seem to be climbing off the walls. This villa has side buildings usually included in Palladio's design but not often constructed. Well worth a visit to this remote location for this fabulous original Palladian villa. A world heritage site. Check out http://www.cisapalladio.org/veneto/scheda.php?sezione=4&architettura=8&lingua=e Easy to visit this and Villa Barberon in Maser on the same trip.
Written March 27, 2012
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876543
90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
This may be Palladio's greatest villa. It's simple and complex.

The coffered ceilings of the loggia and sala are beautiful and not repeated anywhere else in his designs.

The frescoes are wonderful and work with the architecture.

The wide ramp leading to the entrance is also the only one of its kind.

If you see La Rotonda, then you must see this masterpiece too.
Written April 1, 2015
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JoanWilkinHill
Eastham, MA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
This was the first truly Palladian villa I'd been to (outside of Monticello and the White House). The geometry of the building (and his others) fascinated me more than anything else - to have the square and cubic meters in relations to one another for each room is a really neat concept and makes the whole hang together nicely.
That Villa Emo was owned and lived in until recently by the family for whom it was originally built is amazing.
I think this is a must-see in the Veneto.
Written December 13, 2013
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Vane
London, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Absolutely gorgeous. The frescoes are restored to perfections and the stories they tell, are very interesting. A must see.
Written December 28, 2019
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