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Villa Emo

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Beautiful trompe l'oeil frescoes in marvelous Palladian villa

For lovers of architecture and art visiting the Villa Emo World Heritage Site is a must. It's so... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Elegant example of Palladio's style

This villa is one Palladio's best examples of his notion of country villas, in which the central... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
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Villa Emo, ubicata presso Fanzolo di Vedelago, al confine tra l’ampia pianura padana e la fascia pedemontana ai piedi delle prealpi feltrine, rappresenta un esempio indiscusso della bellezza e dell’armonia dell’architettura palladiana nel trevigiano.
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Via Stazione 5, 31050 Fanzolo, Italy
+39 0423 476334
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

For lovers of architecture and art visiting the Villa Emo World Heritage Site is a must. It's so well preserved that the frescoes from 1500 look as life-like as when they were painted.

Thank Shar1805
Reviewed November 1, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This is undoubtedly a fine example of Palladio's work but for me it was rather too austere compared to some of the other villas you can visit in the region. The frescos which are mainly classical scenes and rather predictable, dominate the rooms. Compare with...More

Thank quantockm
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Lovely villa with impressive frescos. A little offside the main road in the country side but easy to find with huge parking which is also suitable for mobile homes.

Thank Daniela K
Reviewed March 3, 2017

This fabulous villa is a shining example of Palladio's skill. One can imagine the vast proerty associated with this villa at the time of it's construction and the wealth of its owners. this refined and elegant building is a must stop for admirers of great...More

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Reviewed July 12, 2016

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...More

2  Thank KittyK71
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Well worth the few euros to enter, Wonderful frescoes in all of the rooms - very inspiring. The had laminated handouts for each room in 6 or 7 languages. Well thought through.

Thank golfpsyche1
Reviewed June 4, 2016

We went to Villa Emo to experience the magnificent villa and gardens and to admire the masterpieces. We took our father of Italian heritage from the Veneto Region who had never been inside. He has motor neuron disease and has progressed to need a wheelchair....More

Thank Wally070
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is one of three Palladian Villas I got to see on a day-long tour. At this one, guests had to wear oversize house slippers over their shoes to help protect the terrazzo floor. I enjoyed the Veronese frescoes here by Battista Zelotti. After the...More

Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Reviewed April 28, 2016

We came to the area to see the Villa Maser, and added this one at the recommendation of our hotel. It was even better than Maser, more complete and better preserved. Frescoes are by a pupil of Veronese. Rooms have the harmony and peace associated...More

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ann b
September 21, 2016|
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Response from ClioChicago_Illinois | Reviewed this property |
I neglected to say Saturday Only. The villa is open Sat. only May - Sept. from 3:30-6:00.