Friday 5 January 2018

City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto

Along with the city of Vicenza, where are 23 buildings built by Palladio, there are 24 more villas inscribed in this site. So far, I only have a postcard of the city.

This postcard was sent by Marco

Founded in the 2nd century BC in northern Italy, Vicenza prospered under Venetian rule from the early 15th to the end of the 18th century. The work of Andrea Palladio (1508–80), based on a detailed study of classical Roman architecture, gives the city its unique appearance. The palazzi, or town houses, were fitted into the urban texture of the medieval city, creating picturesque ensembles and continuous street facades in which the Veneto Gothic style combines with Palladio's articulated classicism.
Vicenza is widely, and with justification, known as la città di Palladio. However, he was the central figure in an urban fabric that stretches back to antiquity and forward to Neoclassicism. As such,Vicenza has acquired a world status that has long been recognized and reflected in the literature of architectural and art history. Basing his works on intimate study of classical Roman architecture, Palladio became the inspiration for a movement without parallel in architectural history. - in:

The 24 Palladian Villas:
  • Villa Trissino, now Trettenero, Cricoli
  • Villa Gazzotti Grimani
  • Villa Almerico Capra, La Rotonda
  • Villa Angarano
  • Villa Caldogno
  • Villa Chiericati
  • Villa Forni Cerato
  • Villa Godi Malinverni
  • Villa Pisani Ferri
  • Villa Pojana
  • Villa Saraceno
  • Villa Thiene
  • Villa Trissino
  • Villa Valmarana Zen
  • Villa Valmarana Bressan
  • Villa Badoer, La Badoera
  • Villa Barbaro
  • Villa Emo
  • Villa Zeno
  • Villa Foscari, La Malcontenta
  • Villa Pisani
  • Villa Cornaro
  • Villa Serego
  • Villa Piovene

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