Villas theatre Palladio day excursion
Villas theatre Palladio day excursion with a professional multilingual driver. For this tour, we suggest a professional guide. As a result, you will visit 4 masterpieces located in the province of Vicenza, Veneto region, that are in the Unesco world heritage list.
Villa Almerico Capra La Rotonda
This masterpiece of Palladio is the most famous of the Venetian villas. For sure the symbol and the architecture synthesis of this great phenomenon. As well as one of the most important and imitated of our history. Hence the idea at the base of the villa La Rotonda is simple, almost schematic. In fact, a cube masonry concluded by a dome and enriched, at the façades, by four pronaoses. Hence the pronaos with hexastyle of ionic order preceded by wide staircases. In conclusion, all the four sides of the Villa La Rotonda are equal. This simple combination is of a harmony and of an absolute perfection. As a result, Villa La Rotonda is a building that influences anyone who sees it. One of the few works of architecture able to talk to anyone, of any time and every country.
Olympic theatre in Vicenza
Palladio’s last work is one of his greatest. Hence the construction of the Olympic theatre begins in 1580, just before Palladio died. And his pupil Scamozzi completes it. Therefore the theater is a wood and stucco festival. Furthermore, we can see classic columns, statues and a stage bursting with perspective tricks. And behind the stage, framed by a triumphal arch, five streets recede at different angles. In contrast to the stunning stage, the audience’s wooden benches are simple and crude. The Olympic theater is one of the oldest indoor theaters in Europe and one of the world’s best. And it still uses for performances. In conclusion villas and theatre by Palladio in Vicenza.
The villa Caldogno dates back to 1570. And the owner was Angelo Caldogno. Therefore the façade is harmonious. Due to its three vaulted openings framed with large stones. However, in villa Caldogno a flight of steps leads to the loggia. The tympanum gives further emphasis to the rusticated frame of the great arches. And in contrast to the smooth and luminous façade. Furthermore, G A Fasolo, G B Zelotti, A Maganza and G Carpioni have painted beautiful frescoes in various rooms of Villa Caldogno. Hence we decided to add also this building in the villas and theatre by Palladio itinerary.
Villa Caldogno – town hall building
Saturday: 9:00-12:00 / 15:00-18:00
Villa Godi Malinverni
Completed in 1542, the villa stands in a huge park you a large panoramic view. Villa Godi Malinverni is one of the first “villa homes”, if not the very first one, of Andrea Palladio. For sure conceived before the journey in Rome that will give to his whole work an accentuated classic imprint. Hence in this villa, the middle part is recessed and opened in the piano nobile by a triple-arch loggia. Hence, the architecture of the Villa Godi Malinverni harks back to the late Gothic palace. Overall, a conception more closed, more severe than that Palladio elaborates in the rest of all his works. Inside magnificent cycle of frescoes decorating the main rooms of the villa.
In conclusion, Villas theatre Palladio day excursion is the perfect tour to combine important works of the architect in the province of Vicenza.
The section “Villas and Palaces by Andrea Palladio” reports other day excursions of the architect.