The Economy of The Venetian Villas

I wrote about the Villas of the Veneto Region in Palladio ”Unhappy Villa, and Villa La Rotonda, or about Villa Pisani. These villas are a fundamental component of the historical and cultural heritage of the Veneto region and their importance has been recognized by UNESCO, which included 24 villas by Andrea Palladio among the world […]

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A Stroll in Vicenza on a Rainy Day

Vicenza, as I already said, is a beautiful town. For the art lover there is really a lot to see. Palladio has been a generous artist to his town (he was from Padova, actually, but Vicenza became his town eventually). He was the most important architect of the Venetian Republic, in whose territory he designed […]

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Palladio’s “Unhappy” Villa

Andrea Palladio is the greatest Venetian architect and one of the greatest artists of the sixteenth century. Palladio’s Villas are elegant and solemn and at the same time airy and light. He succeeded in creating a balance between monumental forms and simplicity. All of Palladio’s Villas are all located in the territory of the Republic […]

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A Walking Tour in Vicenza

A TALE OF TWO VILLAS Vicenza has one of the most famous villas by Andrea Palladio; “Villa Almerico Capra also called La Rotonda.” Nearby there is another celebrated Villa; “Villa Valmarana ai Nani.” By car, it is rather complicated to get to see them closely. Walking instead, can be quite an enjoyable experience and not […]

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Vicenza Needs More than a Day

I’m very fond of this city. My family originated from Vicenza, and at some point I lived there. I know the town well, and I was uncertain how to write about Vicenza.  All at once, or in installments?  There is so much to know. Perhaps in installments is a better way to cover the most […]

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