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Villa Almerico Capra detta La Rotonda

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Address: Via della Rotonda 45, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0444 321793
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form over functionality

The architect (Palladio) appearently inspired a lot of the buildings of the new american federation. It's all about geometrical forms, with no functionality. The famous "Don... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bern, Switzerland

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architect (Palladio) appearently inspired a lot of the buildings of the new american federation. It's all about geometrical forms, with no functionality. The famous "Don Giovanni" movie with Ruggiere Raimondi was filmed here. The parc is rather small. There's a nice walk from La Rotonda back to Vicenza over a cobblestone footpath over the hill (with a nice view... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Representative example of Palladio's design. It is very nice to see the original villa that inspired so many buildings around the UK. The interior is frescoed, adding to the beauty of the villa.

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France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit this extraordinary, still privately owned, Palladian villa by Vicenze on a Saturday (only) and admire the magnificent, exuberant frescoes on the duomo, and the totally innovative design, the only one of its' kind. The most important site amongst all Palladian villas, which must have inspired architecte Le Vau 100 years later, in France.

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Thank Lorka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see, very historical, beautiful setting for photos. Nice walking trail to Monte Berico nearby

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Palladio's masterpiece...la Rotunda was the inspiration and model for Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. A perfect example of beauty and artitecture. Located on the strada coming town from the autostrata Venezia-Verona.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a must see building and a fine example of Palladio's work. It is within walking distance of the city centre and has lovely views over the countryside from the garden.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the masterpiece that the architect, Andrea Palladio, failed to see it in its finished state as he died in 1580, five years before construction was completed in 1585 under Vincenzo Scamozzi following Palladio’s death at the age of 71. Palladio was influenced by Roman and Greek Architecture and is widely regarded as being the most influential individual in... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The must see spot to admire the architecture which had taken over the Times. Beautiful interiors, smart story and helpful staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Shame that the inside of the Villa is not accessible to the public, I would have rated five stars. However it's lovely, stunning architectures and well maintained gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The villa is somewhat outside Vicenza and easy to reach by car. It is a real highlight. The exterior is most impressive, but also the interior was pretty interesting.

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