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Vane wrote a review Dec 2019
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Absolutely gorgeous. The frescoes are restored to perfections and the stories they tell, are very interesting. A must see.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Tom K wrote a review Sep 2019
Venice, Italy351 contributions140 helpful votes
Having been there several times I need to say: it's worth to return and dive in Veneto-Art-History. Let'm see what will happened now under the new french owner.....
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Date of experience: September 2019
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VespaRossaPiccola wrote a review Feb 2019
Massachusetts92 contributions29 helpful votes
I visited with an Italian friend who lucky for me was able to tell about the stories described in the series of frescoes inside. The interior was a surprise given how plain (but still beautiful) the exterior is. I wish my visit had been in warmer weather when the gardens must be quite impressive. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area or are looking to tour Palladian villas.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Shar1805 wrote a review Jul 2018
Florida483 contributions184 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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J0anned568 wrote a review Nov 2017
Canberra, Australia694 contributions226 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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