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  Best Villas: March 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Villa Badoer is an Italian mansion or Villa built in 1557 in the village of Fratta Polesine in the Po river valley by Andrea Palladio for Francesco Badoer of Venice.
Villa Emo is an Italian villa built in the Veneto near the village of Fanzolo di Vedelago by Andrea Palladio in 1559 for the Emo family of Venice.
Villa Mondragone is one of "Villas" in the Frascati territory.Under the villa Mondragone there are remains of a Roman villa of the Quintilii family.Costumer of this villa was Pope Gregorio XIII (Boncompagni), whose heraldic dragon led to call the villa "Mondragone".In that time it became the papal summer residence.
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 ITALIA - The Venetian Villas (Veneto)
Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta is perhaps one of the largest, most grandiose and composite building complexes designed in the characteristic architectural style of a “Villa Veneta” structure.
Villa Barbaro was built by Palladio for Daniele Barbaro, Patriarch of Aquileia, and his brother Marc'Antonio Barbaro, an ambassador of the Venetian Republic.
The spread of the aristocratic villas along the course of the Brenta from Malcontenta to Stra was a phenomenon that was a sign of the power of Venice for a couple of centuries between 1500 and 1700.
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 Istituto Italiano Scuola dell' Istituto Italiano Cultura: regione: Questo mese in Italia, Giugno :: This Month in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The villas of Palladio draw on classic villas, the interiors are organized in orderly spaces of mathematic harmony and the facades are designed to function with the interior spaces.
It is a villa made for man of the church, in which Palladio included elements to suggest a sense of sacredness, probably inspired by the Roman Pantheon that in those times was called “Rotonda”, He realized a villa-temple intended to celebrate the prestige of the owner.
Nazionale a Strà, Villa Wildmann-Foscari a Mira, Villa Foscari a Malcontenta.
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 Villas of Tuscany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In fact, a villa was originally a Roman country house built for a member of the upper classes or imperial family.
Villa Gamberaia exemplifies Tuscan villas of the era in which a close association existed between the garden and its agricultural surroundings and which retained such conservative features as a limonaia, allées, ilex groves, terracotta figures, sculptured hedges, and pebble mosaic walks.
At the Villa Barbaro, the solid walls transform into a loggia, a painted representation drawing the natural surroundings into the central hall, or sala, with allegorical depictions of the seasons and scenes from contemporary villa life executed in 1561 by Paolo Veronese (1528–1588).
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 Villas of the Veneto
The scope of the VILLAS OF THE VENETO series is to present and encourage the discovery of the magnificent architecture and landscapes of the Veneto Region, with historical information about the towns and the people who contributed to man's betterment and progress with their works.
The villa is not to open to the public.
Outside the villa near the picturesque side entrance is the family chapel dedicated to Saint Jerome (1496) and the access to the lovely park created by Antonio Piovene at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
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 Villa Capra, or Villa Rotunda - Andrea Palladio - Great Buildings Online
Situated on the top of a hill just outside the town of Vicenza, the Villa Capra is called the Villa Rotonda, because of its completely symmetrical plan with a central circular hall.
The villa is asymmetrically sited in the topography, and each loggia, although identical in design, relates to the landscape it enfronts differently through variations of wide steps, retaining walls and embankments.
Villa Capra, or Villa Rotunda at Archiplanet —
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 Venezia.net -villas in the veneto - val d'astico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Villas in the region of the Veneto – Val D’Astico
Villa Monza (1775) designed by Francesco Muttoni; villa Da Porto Del Conte (in the middle of the nineteenth century); villa Da Porto Casarotto (late eighteenth century).
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 Trinity College
Villas and Gardens of Tuscany is a multimedia presentation of the most notable palaces, their builders, owners, and vicissitudes, in preparation for the firsthand visits to follow.
Villa Lante in Bagnaia was commissioned by a cardinal member of the Visconti dynasty; it would later pass into the possession of a series of religious nobles.
Villa D’Este in Tivoli is one of the most famous palazzi; originally a cardinal’s residence, the villa towers above a gardens filled with playful fountains and a water organ supplied by a diverted river.
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 Villa Capra detta la Rotonda - Wikipedia
Il nome "Capra" deriva dal cognome dei due fratelli che completarono l'edificio dopo che fu ceduto loro nel 1591.
Villa più famosa del Palladio e probabilmente di tutte le ville venete, la Rotonda è uno dei più celebrati edifici della storia dell'architettura dell'epoca moderna.
Malgrado Villa Capra abbia ispirato in seguito migliaia di edifici, essa stessa è senza dubbio ispirata al Pantheon di Roma.
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 Vicenza: Andrea Palladio: an invitation to Vicenza
The exterior of the villa presents four perfectly identical façades with pronaoi preceded by solemn flights of steps, all in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside.
The villa made a very deep impression on innumerable artists, especially in the neo- classical period, in Europe and America.
This is an unfinished work by Palladio; the villa has all the characteristics of a rural building.
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 Villas and Romantic Gardens of Italy - Tours by Italyaonoline.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The combination of gardens, villas, museums, great cathedrals and art treasures, will make this a complete visit to Italy for those who wish to see, visit and absorb the complete sights and sounds of this beautiful country.
Villa Sigurta in Valeggio sul Mincio; Lake Como: Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta, Villa d'Este.
Wherever you go in Italy, there is a wealth of villas and gardens from which to choose and plan the perfect itinerary for your group.
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 Irish Georgian Society - Publications / Newsletters - Autumn 2002 - Events - Villas of the Veneto Region
Villas, gardens, paintings, frescoes, churches, hills, steps, plates of veal, tight bends on country roads and daft decorative cherubs were all in order, as well as lavish meals, late nights, dressing up (in a make-shift changing room at the back of the bus) for dinner - and dressing down - for the weather.
The gardens of the Villa Barbigano, at Valsanzibio, are among the finest in the Veneto.
Two things struck us - the outsize size of the villas which is staggering, especially when one realizes that they were built in the fifteenth century, and the simplicity of the gardens around there, mostly green lawn with a hint of red roses - absolutely stunning.
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 Villa History
Rome had more than its share of villas with easy reach of the small 16th century city:Villa Madama, the design of which, attributed to Raphael, was carried out by Giulio Romano in 1520, was one of the most influential private houses ever built; elements derived from Villa Madama appeared in villas through the 19th century.
In the 19th century villa was extended to describe any suburban house that was free-standing in a landscaped plot of ground, as opposed to a 'terrace' of joined houses.
By the time 'semi-detached villas' were being erected at the turn of the 20th century, the term collapsed under its extension and overuse.
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 Architecture 101
Palladio, a stonemason, was educated as a Humanist and Cabalist and was commissioned first by Archbishop Capra to design a summer villa as a retreat from the heat and pestilence of Rome.
Villa Capra: Describe the Pre-Conditions of the Site in the four cardinal directions and relate those distinct landscapes to four framed porches and then to the four major rooms on the four corners of the centralized complex.
Miller House: Describe, as in the Villa Capra exploration, the pre-conditions amplified and the world made within as a lens by which to reassess Nature.
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 Comune di Vicenza: Settore Turismo del Comune di Vicenza
All'inizio della Riviera Berica, sopra un colle, Villa di Valmarana "La Rotonda" seduce da secoli i viaggiatori grazie alle sue linee, ai suoi volumi.
Oggi l'ascesa alla villa dal fiume è tagliata dalla strada, un muro interrompe il pendio naturale del colle.
On the death of the client, the canon Paolo Almerico, it was taken over by Mario and Oderico Capra in 1591.
www.comune.vicenza.it /vicenza/eng/25.php?stampa=1&   (737 words)

 Jeff Sainsbury Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Villa Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, and Isola Bella, one of the world's great gardens, are just three examples of wonderful lakeside villa gardens that we will visit on this tour.
We then walk to nearby Villa Monastero, a former convent dating from the early 13th century, to see its luxuriant garden of exotic plants, a waterfront loggia, fountains and statuary.
Later we visit the elegant Villa Carlotta, the gardens of which change from formal around the house to a lush English-style landscape garden containing fine trees, rhododendrons, and azaleas, which should be in full bloom in May. We return to our hotel for free time in Bellagio.
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At first glance it would appear to be a recreation of a classical villa with the interior having an open court, large garden and having one of the façade display an ornamental pool and having the southern part of the palazzo as a horse stable.
Palladio himself described the Villa Rotonda as a pure work of art whose only function is to serve as a belvedere.
In the Villa Rotonda Palladio not only proved that the Mannerist style is experimental and contradictory but also has the ability to be fluid and united in design and flow.
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 Lunar Eclipse over Villa Capra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Built in 1570 for the prelate Paolo Almerico, "La Rotonda" (officially "Villa Capra") is probably the most famous Villa of Andrea Palladio (1508/1580).
La Rotonda differentiates in the scenery of the venetian villas of the latter half of the '500: it's a suburban mansion, refined meeting point for the aristocratic of Vicenza, place of amusement and "literary idleness".
Only Capra family, that acquired it in the 1591, ordered to Vincenzo Scamozzi the adjacent buildings assigned to the agricultural life.
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In fact when the Venetians decided to spread their rule over the mainland, they also spread the aesthetic concepts that made Venice one of the most enchanting European cities and built their houses in the most delightful plains and hills fitting them perfectly in with the surrounding landscape.
From the XVI century the area began to be enriched by many beautiful villas thanks to a period of peace ensured by the Republic which made it possible to build elegant houses outside the city walls.
A little way out of Vicenza there is Villa Capra known as "La Rotonda", perhaps the most renowned work by Palladio.
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 Villa La Rotonda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tipologically it differs from the other Palladio's buildings: in fact, it hasn't a longitudinal plane and it is also the only crowned by a cupola (that in the original map appeared hemispherical and more emergent).
In the villa designed for the prelate, Palladio introduces, thus, formal elements assigned to suggest a significance of sacredness.
Palladio probably was ispired by the roman Pantheon, then named "Rotonda", resuming the classical theme of the "sacred space" that comes from the contamination between the different formal models of the circle and of the quadrate, of the cube and of the sphere.
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Palladio was commissioned to design this villa was commissioned by the Vicentine, Bonifacio Poiana.
In both the Quattro Libri and Palladio’s signed drawings that are preserved in London, this villa is always treated as part of a wider project to reorganise and standardise surrounding areas and converting them into spacious courtyards.
Construction was completed in the 17th century, when Bonifacio’s heirs had the building altered to their requirements and tastes that included the addition of another wing to the right of the villa using similar window mouldings to the original.
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 Architecture, Villas, Gardens of the Veneto Region
The Villa Capra Valmarana called "la Rotonda" is the symbol of this patrimony: a masterpiece of harmony that appears as "the most beautiful dream of Palladio".
Among all the gardens that still fascinate for their vegetation and arrangement, we cannot fail to mention Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio, the Italian-style garden of Villa Arvedi in Cuzzano di Grezzana, the romantic garden of Montegalda and the Botanical Garden in Padua.
It is also possible take part in an excursion along the Riviera del Brenta and the Terraglio, the sites along the river and on land that the noble Venetian families used to choose for their holidays.
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 Travel itineraries and holidays in northern Italy - Villas near Vicenza Italy
Located in Villaverla about 15 kilometers from Vicenza, Villa Ghellini was begun in 1664 from a design by architect A. Pizzocaro but later came to a halt in 1679.
The neo-classical park behind the 15th century chapel of St. Gerolamo was the work of architect Antonio Piovene, whereas the two Doric porticoes and stairs leading up to the villa were added by F. Muttoni in the 18th century.
This elegant villa hosts a collection of paintings by the Monza family in the large rooms of the first floor.
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 Palladian Villas of the Veneto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The City centre of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto are a cluster of works by Andrea Palladio and his disciples which were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1994 and expanded two years later.
The term villa was always used to describe the country house distinguishing them from the family Palazzo which was usually in town.
In most cases the family coupled their surname with the Palazzo or Villa title, hence confusingly there is both a Villa and a Palazzo Chiericati, just as their is a Palazzo Foscari in Venice and a Villa Foscari in the [1] in the Veneto.
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He then was employed to work on an adddition to a villa outside Vicenza.
The owner of the villa, the Italian humanist Giangiorgio Trissino, gave him the name of Palladio, referring to Pallas Athena, the Greek goddes of wisdom.
Palladio's major buildings are villas, palaces, and churches, most of them in or near Vicenza, and Venice.
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 Venezia.net -villas of the veneto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is a villa designed by Palladio; in its Renaissance structure we can see some castellan tradition:
The villa is composed of three buildings placed one behind the other inside a large Italian style garden; the first building is the real villa (1665-1670) behind which we find the barchessa (1736) used as guest-rooms; then there are the stables.
It was begun by Palladio and finished by Scamozzi probably between 1570 and 1580.
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