A report on Veneto and Andrea Palladio

Portrait of Palladio by Alessandro Maganza
One of the first works by Palladio, Villa Godi (begun 1537)
Venice, the primary tourist destination and the capital of Veneto
Hall of the Muses of the Villa Godi (1537–1542)
Lake Alleghe near Belluno
Villa Piovene (1539)
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Villa Pisani, Bagnolo (1542)
The Piave River
Palazzo Thiene (1542–1558), (begun by Giulio Romano, revised and completed by Palladio)
The Venetian Lagoon at sunset
Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza
Relief map of Veneto
Ground floor and entrance stairway of the Basilica Palladiana
The Adige in Verona
Upper level loggia of the Basilica Palladiana
The Tetrarchs were the four co-rulers who governed the Roman Empire as long as Diocletian's reform lasted. Here they are portrayed embracing, in a posture of harmony, in a porphyry sculpture dating from the 4th century, produced in Anatolia, located today on a corner of St Mark's Basilica in Venice.
Palazzo Chiericati (1550) in Vicenza
The Horses of Saint Mark, brought as loot from Constantinople in 1204.
Palazzo del Capitaniato (1565–1572)
An 18th-century view of Venice by Canaletto.
The front page of I quattro libri dell'architettura (The Four Books of Architecture) (1642 edition)
The 13th-century Castel Brando in Cison di Valmarino, Treviso.
Villa Cornaro (begun 1553) combined rustic living and an imposing space for formal entertaining
Veneto's provinces.
The Hall of the Four Columns
St Mark's Basilica, the seat of the Patriarch of Venice.
Plan of the Villa Cornaro
The Punta San Vigilio on the Lake Garda
The Villa Barbaro in Maser (begun 1557)
Kiss of Judas by Giotto, in Padua.
The Nymphaeum of the Villa Barbaro
Giorgione's The Tempest.
Detail of the Hall of Olympus, with frescoes by Paolo Veronese
The Prato della Valle in Padua, a work of Italian Renaissance architecture.
Villa Capra "La Rotonda" (begun 1566)
Villa Cornaro.
Palladio's plan of the Villa in I quattro libri dell'architettura, 1570
Antonio Canova's Psyche Revived by Love's Kiss.
North facade of Villa Foscari, facing the Brenta Canal
The Church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice
Interior decoration of grotesques on salon ceiling of Villa Foscari
A Golden bottle of Prosecco
South facade of Villa Foscari, with the large windows that illuminate the main salon
Asiago cheese and crackers
Nave of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice (1565)
A slice of tiramisù
Il Redentore Church in Venice (1576)
Antonio Salieri
Interior of Il Redentore Church in Venice (1576)
Antonio Vivaldi
Plan by Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi
Teatro La Fenice
Facade of the Tempietto Barbaro
The Arena of Verona
Section of the Tempietto Barbaro, drawn by Scamozzi (1783)
Teatro Salieri
Stage with scenery designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, who completed the theatre after the death of Palladio
Villa Barbaro
Stage and seating of his last work, the Teatro Olimpico (1584)
The Villa Capra "La Rotonda"
House of the Director of the Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans, by Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1775)
Villa Badoer
La Rotonde customs barrier, Parc Monceau, by Claude Nicolas Ledoux
Villa Malcontenta
Palladian garden structure at Steinhöfel by David Gilly (1798)
Villa Pisani (Bagnolo)
The Queen's House, Greenwich by Inigo Jones (1616–1635)
The mount Antelao
Chiswick House by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and William Kent (completed 1729)
Lastoi de Formin (Cadore)
Wilton House south front by Inigo Jones (1650)
The start of Strada delle 52 Gallerie
Palladio Bridge at Wilton House (1736–37)
A trait that shows the structure of the Calà del Sasso
Stourhead House by Colen Campbell (1721–24), inspired by Villa Capra
Harvard Hall at Harvard University by Thomas Dawes (1766)
Monticello, residence of Thomas Jefferson (1772)
Winning design for the first United States Capitol by Thomas Thornton (1793)
Clarity and harmony. Villa Badoer (1556–1563), an early use by Palladio of the elements of a Roman temple
The Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza, (begun 1546) with arched Palladian window and round oculi to the loggia.
A variation of the Palladian or Venetian window, with round oculi, at Villa Pojana (1548–49)
Late Palladio style, Mannerist decoration on the facade of the Palazzo del Capitanio (1565–1572)
Palazzo Strozzi courtyard
Villa Capra "La Rotonda" outside Vicenza
San Francesco della Vigna in Venice
Villa Porto
Villa Valmarana
Villa Emo
Villa Saraceno
Villa Cornaro
Palazzo del Capitaniato, Vicenza
Palazzo Thiene Bonin Longare, Vicenza

Villa Barbaro (begun 1557) at Maser was an imposing suburban villa, built for the brothers Marcantonio and Daniele Barbaro, who were respectively occupied with politics and religious affairs in the Veneto, or Venice region.

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He decorated large portions of the Palazzo Ducale and the decoration of many villas Palladian, including Villa Barbaro.

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City in northeastern Italy.

City in northeastern Italy.

Piazza dei Signori
Basilica Palladiana
Piazza dei Signori
Basilica Palladiana with clock tower
A night view of the Basilica Palladiana
The three-dimensional stage of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza
Palazzo Thiene Bonin Longare, designed by Palladio and built by Vincenzo Scamozzi
Porta Castello Tower
Plaque for Vicenza in the UNESCO World Heritage List
A plate of Baccalà alla vicentina, a typical dish of the city

It is in the Veneto region at the northern base of the Monte Berico, where it straddles the Bacchiglione River.

The 16th century was the time of Andrea Palladio, who left many outstanding examples of his art with palaces and villas in the city's territory, which before Palladio's passage, was arguably the most downtrodden and esthetically lacking city of the Veneto.

Villa Emo

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The main building (casa dominicale).
Another view of Villa Emo.
Frescoes by Giovanni Battista Zelotti, west wall of the hall
Hall West
Perspective view of the front grounds
Perspective view of the rear garden.

Villa Emo is one of the many creations conceived by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.

It is a patrician villa located in the Veneto region of northern Italy, near the village of Fanzolo di Vedelago, in the Province of Treviso.

Villa Badoer

Villa Badoer

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Villa Badoer
Villa Badoer
The main block from the curved colonnade
View from the entrance front
Main hall
The town of Fratta Polesine seen from the loggia of Villa Badoer
The pediment seen from a barchessa
Side prospect
Structure of the roof of a curved barchessa
View inside the loggia
The pediment
Fresco by Giallo Fiorentino
Fresco by Giallo Fiorentino

Villa Badoer is a villa in Fratta Polesine in the Veneto region of northern Italy.

It was designed in 1556 by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio for the Venetian noble Francesco Badoer, and built between 1557 and 1563 on the site of a medieval castle, which guarded a bridge across a navigable canal.


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Montagnana is a town and comune in the province of Padova, in Veneto (northern Italy).

Outside the city is the Villa Pisani, one of Andrea Palladio's masterpieces.

Bassano del Grappa

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The square, with the Lion of Saint Mark
The Ponte Vecchio
Bassano del Grappa, Piazza della Libertà

Bassano del Grappa (Basan or Bassan, ) is a city and comune, in the Vicenza province, in the region of Veneto, in northern Italy.

The symbol of the town is the covered Ponte Vecchio, which was designed by the architect Andrea Palladio in 1569.

Villa Capra "La Rotonda" in Vicenza. One of Palladio's most influential designs

Palladian villas of the Veneto

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Villa Capra "La Rotonda" in Vicenza. One of Palladio's most influential designs
Villa Godi in Lugo Vicentino. An early work notable for lack of external decoration
Villa Pisani, Montagnana
The frescoes in the Villa Caldogno main hall depict the different moments of the life in villa at Palladio's age
Villa Pisani in Bagnolo in the I quattro libri dell'architettura by Palladio (book II)

The Palladian villas of the Veneto are villas designed by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, all of whose buildings were erected in the Veneto, the mainland region of north-eastern Italy then under the political control of the Venetian Republic.


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Remnants of Padua's Roman amphitheatre wall
The Botanical Garden of Padova today; in the background, the Basilica of Sant'Antonio
Tomb of Antenor
The unfinished façade of Padua Cathedral
Clock tower and Lion of St. Mark, symbol of the Serenissima Repubblic
Last Judgment by Giotto, part of the Scrovegni Chapel.
Palazzo della Ragione
Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico).
Street tram in Padua
This tempera, Two Christians before the Judges, hangs in the city's Cathedral.
The apse area of Santa Sofia.
The "Gran Guardia" loggia
Prato della Valle (detail)
Loggia Amulea, as seen from Prato della Valle
Torre degli Anziani as seen from Piazza della Frutta
The Astronomical clock as seen from Piazza dei Signori

Padua (Padova ; Pàdova) is a city and comune in Veneto, northern Italy.

Villa Contarini, at Piazzola sul Brenta, built in 1546 by Palladio and enlarged in the following centuries, is the most important.

Pojana Maggiore

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Pojana Maggiore is a town and comune in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, north-eastern Italy.

It is the site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Villa Pojana, designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.

Villa Pisani

Villa Pisani, Montagnana

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Villa Pisani
The Villa Pisani at Montagnana from I quattro libri dell'architettura, Giacomo Leoni, 1742. Not built as planned.
Hammond-Harwood House Main Facade

The Villa Pisani is a patrician villa outside the city walls of Montagnana, Veneto, northern Italy.

It was designed by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio about 1552, for Cardinal Francesco Pisani.

Villa Godi

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Salon in the centre of the villa
Villa Godi from I quattro libri dell'architettura (1570)
Cross section (Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi, 1778)
The loggia

Villa Godi is a patrician villa in Lugo di Vicenza, Veneto, northern Italy.

It was one of the first projects by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, as attested in his monograph I quattro libri dell'architettura.