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Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio

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Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio

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Riding the E-Bike, this tour leads to the discovery of the Villas of the Riviera, elegant country residences dating back to the era of Venetian nobility.<br>In the fountain of Villa Pisani in Strà, it is not difficult to imagine the memories of times gone by from the reflections of the elegant residence.<br>Cycling along the Brenta River, the natural beauty of the Riviera del Brenta accompanies you to the trattoria for lunch.<br>In the afternoon, the simplicity of the architectural forms of Villa Widmann Rezzonico welcomes visitors. Inside, the large mirrors and chandeliers of fine Venetian workmanship reflect the elegant taste of the nobility who lived in<br>these beautiful rooms.<br>In Villa Foscarini Rossi, the halls preserve the ancient furnishings and house the collection of the Rossimoda Museum: through unique footwear discover the history of Venetian costume and Italian high fashion. In the delightful<br>Barchessa Barbarigo, a guided tasting invites you on a journey through local delicacies.
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the_crime_dog wrote a review Aug 2020
Vrhnika, Slovenia74 contributions27 helpful votes
A lot of older reviews were complaining about the strict "no photo" policy of the villa. Well, photos of the interior are now allowed, as long as you don't use the flash. A lot of people are also complaining about missing out on the interior because of the limited opening hours. Well, as beautiful as the frescoed rooms are, I still think it's the impeccable exterior of the house and its position in the countryside that are its main attraction, so the villa is definitely worth a visit even if you find yourself in Vicenza on one of those days when only the garden is opened to the visitors.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Villa L, Proprietario at Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for your review and for being precise about the ability to take photos inside.
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SisterKathryn wrote a review Mar 2020
Turner, Maine10 contributions10 helpful votes
Beautiful example Andrea Palladio architecture. Well worth a visit. We took a cab from downtown Vicenza, when we were ready to head back to town the helpful guard called a return taxi for us.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Villa L, Proprietario at Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for your review and for being precise!
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Xavier wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions9 helpful votes
Of course this is a 5 star attraction. But I'm giving 2 stars because of the treatment we got. We walkef from the station it's a few kilometers hike but we like walking. When we got there the custodian said it's a special price of €5. But he wasn't clear that we would only be allowed to walk around the outside. So we were not allowed inside which was a huge disappointment. There wad a private group doing a tour inside which we could see through the glass doors. But the guide wad very rude and dismissive. I felt they could have let us in after coming all that way. So make sure you check opening times beforehand. Not far away within walking distance is another one of Palladio's villas called the Villa dei Nani. It's a short walk away. It's in private hands and the entrance is €10.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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lnwyd wrote a review Nov 2019
Aberdeen, Maryland535 contributions252 helpful votes
I have been teaching the architecture of Palladio one way or another for years. The Villa Capri (Villa Rotonda) is something I have known through photographs and television programs. Now I have seen it in person. And felt it. Because this is the most humanly scaled building imaginable. We made a point of visiting on a Wednesday because for individual visitors, Wednesdays and Saturdays or when you can get inside as well as on the grounds. And be prepared--they give you a bag for your camera to make sure you don't sneak any pictures inside. Oh my, oh my, it is beautiful. And intimate. The cube of the building sits oriented to the compass points on the summit of a low hill. it is a perfect piece of geometry, a sphere settled into a cube. On the piano nobile, small rooms framed the center atrium under its great dome. (Too bad they capped the oculus--the dirt encrusting the glass makes it darker than it needs to be, There is ample but not excessive sculptural ornament throughout and beautiful paintings on the ceilings of the small rooms as well as the dome. A couple rooms are set--a dining room, a sitting room--to provide a sense of how the family in residence--and yes, there IS a family in residence--might use those spaces. I was charmed to see a framed picture of the late Queen Mum, QEII's mother, in the sitting room! Take time to really look, really experience the space. and then walk around the whole building. Walk up the stairs and look at the views. Imagine how glorious it must have been before cars and the roar of traffic, before the small industrial buildings appeared. Imagine how it looked with acres of vineyards and farmlands in every direction, with larger and denser forests. The earliest residents must have been absolutely blissful when they were here.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Philip P wrote a review Oct 2019
Herentals, Belgium782 contributions240 helpful votes
What a great villa, just a pity that we couldn't enter. Superb views on the countryside all around. Really a place to go for the wedding pictures.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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