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Palladio Architect - Vicenza è

Andrea Palladio, architect

1508-1580

He was born in Padua to Pietro della Gondola and Marta called “la zotta”

(limping Martha). At the age of 16 he went to live in Vicenza, where he

took his education and became one of the greatest architects of his time,

and not only his time, thanks to the style called “Palladianism”, which

spread all over the world: from the White House in Washington to the

Queen’s House in Britain, from the University of Virginia to numerous

palaces of St. Peterborough and Puskin. Almost al portraits ascribed to

Palladio show the text “architetto vicentino”, architect from Vicenza,

and only in mid-twentieth century his birth town was discovered. Many

other aspects of his life are uncertain: his birthplace, the family home

in Vicenza, his features, the cause of his death and the place he died,

and even the place he was buried. Gian Giorgio Trissino, his big mentor,

was certainly right to give him the name Palladio, as though he was an

angel or a mythological, or supernatural character.

One thing is certain: Vicenza, as UNESCO declared, has been universally

recognised as the town of Palladio and has inscribed 23 monuments

of its historic town centre and 16 villas of its province onto the World

Heritage List, which are all ascribed to the architecture genius.

With this little guide book we would like to accompany you on the

discovery of the Palladian route into imagined harmony in the historic

town centre of Vicenza and invite you to discover the “route of the villas”

with the help of our guide books and the websites www.palladio2008.

info and www.vicenzae.org.

“… Perciò conoscere Palladio, La

Basilica, la Loggia del Capitanio, la

Rotonda, il teatro Olimpico, il palazzo

Chiericati e gli altri attraverso gli studi

è una conoscenza imperfetta. Bisogna

vederlo a Vicenza. Una piccola Roma,

un’invenzione scenografica…”

e.mail: info@vicenzae.org

www.vicenzae.org – www.vicenzabooking.com

www.palladio2008.info – www.cisapalladio.org

(da Viaggio in Italia, Guido Piovene)

trà Porta S. Croce

trà C. Domini

Andrea Palladio’s works at Vicenza

World heritage

PROVINCIA

DI VICENZA

C.trà S. Rocco

Via Pajello

Via Fra Paolo Sarpi

Caserma

P.S.

C.trà S.M. Nova

ia G. Bonollo

Via A. Volta

C.trà della Misericordia

C.trà P. Nuovo

C.trà Mure Rocchetta

Via Cattaneo

Routes

Into imagined harmony

Palladian

C.trà Busato

VIALE MILANO

C.trà S. Ambrogio

C.trà Porta Nova

Piazzale

Giusti

Corso S. Felice

Via G. Pagliarino

Piazza

Marconi

C.trà S. Bortolo

Corso Antonio Fogazzaro

C.trà Cantarane

Chiesa S. Maria Nuova

C.trà Mure P. Nova

Loggia Valmarana

Palazzo da Schio

S. Lorenzo

Piazza del

Mutilato

C.trà S.Francesco C.trà S.Marco C.trà Pusterla

C.trà Motton

GIARDINI SALVI

Piazzale

De Gasperi

Piazza

Castello

VIALE ROMA

CAMPO

Palazzo Iseppo da Porto

Piazza

S. Lorenzo

Palazzo Thiene

Bonin Longare

Palazzo Capra

Via Gorizia

C.so A. Fogazzaro

C.trà Cordenons

Str. Filippini

Cornoleo

CORSO A. PALLADIO

MARZO

Stazione

FF.SS.

Contrà Riale

PARCO QUERINI

Palazzo

Barbaran da Porto

C.trà Lampertico

VIALE DALMAZIA

Viale Rumor

Cappella Valmarana

Palazzo Da Monte Migliorini

C.trà S.Gaetano

Palazzo Valmarana

Braga Rosa

Palazzo Pojana

Palazzo Thiene

Piazza

Duomo

C.trà Cavour

Cupola e Porta

della Cattedrale

C.trà Proti

C.tra Pasini

Palazzo Porto Breganze

C.trà S.Corona

C.trà del Monte

Piazza dei

VIALE VENEZIA

C.trà Manin

Signori

C.trà Pigafetta

Palazzo Civena Trissino

C.tra Carpagnon

Viale Rodolfi

Viale Eretenio

Piazza

Biade

Ponte S. Paolo

Piazza

Araceli

Casa Cogollo

CORSO PALLADIO

C.trà Gazzolle

Piazza

delle Erbe

Loggia del Capitaniato

SS. Apostoli

Ponte Furo

Ponte S. Libera

Contrà dei Torretti

C.trà S. Faustino

Piazzetta

S. Giuseppe

Piazza

Matteotti

C.trà S. Michele

Porton

Luzzo

Via Ceccarini

C.trà Porta S. Lucia

Piazza

Gualdi

Borgo S. Lucia

Piazza

Ponte XX Settembre

degli Angeli

C.trà Piancoli

Basilica Palladiana

Teatro Olimpico

Palazzo Chiericati

Ponte

S. Michele

Contrà delle Barche

C.trà S. Chiara

Via R. Pasi

S. LUCIA

Via IV Novembre

Contrà S. Pietro

Corso Padova

C.trà S.Tomaso

Borgo Scroffa

S. PIETRO

Casa Garzadori Bortolan

• Piazza dei Signori, 8

Tel. +39 0444 544122

10.00-14.00/14.30-18.30

• Piazza Matteotti, 12

(next to the Olympic Theatre.

Start of route)

Tel. +39 0444 320854

09.00-13.00/14.00-18.00

Information offices

in the historic town centre of Vicenza

Viale A. Giuriolo

VIALE RISORGIMENTO

Viale Dante

Via Muttoni

Via Legione Gallieno

VIALE MARGHERITA

C.trà S. Caterina

Arco delle Scalette

Via Fogolino

Via dello Stadio

Corso Padova

Andrea Palladio’s works in the

historic town centre of Vicenza

Pedestrian area

Teatro Olimpico / Olympic Theatre

Palazzo Chiericati / Palazzo Chiericati

Casa Cogollo / Casa Cogollo

Palazzo da Monte Migliorini /

Palazzo da Monte Migliorini

Cappella Valmarana / Valmarana Chapel

Palazzo Iseppo da Porto /

Palazzo Iseppo da Porto

Palazzo Barbaran da Porto /

Palazzo Barbaran da Porto

Palazzo Thiene / Palazzo Thiene

Basilica Palladiana / Palladian Basilica

Loggia del Capitaniato / Loggia del Capitaniato

Palazzo Pojana / Palazzo Pojana

Palazzo Valmarana Braga Rosa /

Palazzo Valmarana Braga Rosa

Cupola e Porta della Cattedrale /

Dome and Portal of the Cathedral

Palazzo Porto Breganze /

Palazzo Porto Breganze

Palazzo Capra / Palazzo Capra

Palazzo Thiene Bonin Longare /

Palazzo Thiene Bonin Longare

Loggia Valmarana / Loggia Valmarana

Outside the pedestrian area

Casa Garzadori Bortolan /

Casa Garzadori Bortolan

Palazzo Civena Trissino / Palazzo Civena Trissino

Arco delle Scalette / Arco delle Scalette

Chiesa di S. Maria Nova /

Church Santa Maria Nova

Palazzo da Schio / Palazzo da Schio


ente Leno di Terragnolo

N

sso

SUBIO

Rif. Papa

an delle

ze m. 1162

IMA

GROSSO

1502

Guardia di

pogrosso

CAMPO

VANTI

1689

go

Illasi

Ossario del

Pasubio

M. PERGO

m. 945

M. BELLOCCA

m. 830

Torrente Tramigna

Rif. Valbona

Rif. Rumor

M. TORARO

m. 1899

Teatro Olimpico (1580)

Tonezza

del Cimone

MONTE

(interior - exterior)

TORMENO

MONTE MAGGIO

m. 1292

m. 1853The Olympic Academy can start the works for the

theatre designed CIMONE by Palladio LA TOROSELLA only in 1580, the year in

COSTON DEI LAGHI

DEI LAGHI m. 1280

m. 1873 which he dies. m. Thus, 1480 he will not be able to see the end

of the works, which will be supervised by his son Silla

P. with the participation of Vincenzo Scamozzi, for the

so della Borcola

m. 1206

scenery and the famous seven streets of Thebes. Ossario

Laghi

di Tonezza

MONTI

FORNI ALTI

m. 2023

Crespadoro

Colognola

ai Colli

P. so Xon

m. 668

Recoaro Mille

CIMA

MARANA

m. 1552

Palazzo MONTE MAIO Chiericati (1550)

(interior - exterior)

This design is new for Palladio’s vision: a town

palace and a suburban villa at the same time. It

Posina

has been completed in mid-seventeenth century

upon the former river harbour of the town.

MONTE PRIAFORÀ

Since 1855 it has been seat of the Vicenza m. Town 1659

Museum.

Casa Cogollo

Rif.

(detta “del Palladio”, Novegno

Malga

1559)

(exterior)

S. Antonio

This house has been believed to be Palladio’s residence

for its modest dimensions as opposed to the monumental

town palaces. Actually, the famous architect

was entrusted with the huge renovation of the façade

of the house Valli belonging to a notary named Cogollo.

del Pasubio

Staro Palazzo da Monte Migliorini (1550-1554)

Valmarana Chapel (1576 c.)

It may have been designed by Palladio in 1576, following

the death of Antonio Valmarana, inside the

crypt of Santa Corona, one of the most interesting

churches from the artistic point of view, where he

himself was buried before his mortal remains (or

what was regarded as his mortal remains) were

transported to the of the temple of fame at the main

cemetery.

Palazzo Iseppo da Porto (1544 c.)

(exterior)

Palladio designed both the town palace and the

villa in P. Molina so S. Caterinat Malo for his friend Iseppo, but

m. 796

neither was finished. The palace had better luck:

Altissimo

Palladio had designed two different entrances

and residences, of which remains the imposing

façade, divided into three parts.

Palazzo Barbaran da Porto (1569-70)

(interior - exterior) S.Pietro

Mussolino

This palace was commissioned MONTE by FALDO the count Montano

Vestenanuova

m. 807

Barbarano. Since 1997 and has been the seat of the International

Centre for Architecture studies (C.I.S.A.),

dedicated to Andrea Palladio, who, of course, designed

it. The solemn façade was built in both the Ionic and the

Nogarole

Corinthian order. The inner rooms and Vicentino the salon are embellished

with important stuccoes.

M. CORPEGANI

m. 639

Chiampo

T. Alpone

S. Giovanni

Ilarione

m. 1499

P. so XOMO

m. 1058

S. Quirico

Palazzo Thiene (1542)

(interior - exterior)

What we can admire today is probably only a

part of the imposing renovation strongly advocated

by the counts Marcantonio and Adriano

Tiene of their 15th-century palace. It seems also

Giulio Romano worked on the design entrusted

to Palladio.

Palladian Basilica (1546 – 1549)

DI VERONA

Palladio’s design of the imposing superstructure made of

a superstructure with a double order of loggias on an already

existing palace won the competition among great

Montecchia

di Crosara

architects such as Serlio, Sanmicheli Roncà and Giulio Romano,

and placed him among the great artists. Goethe wrote

Cazzano about this non-religious building: “It is not possible to Zermeghedo

di Tramigna

describe the impression Palladio’s Basilica leaves.” Gambellara

Loggia del Capitaniato (1565)

(exterior)

This building once was the official building of the

“Capitanio”, a military office for the Venetian Republic,

and is today seat of the town council. Palladio

was entrusted with the renovation of the

already existing medieval Monteforte building 20 years after

d'Alpone

the design for the loggias of the Basilica.

Soave

M. COGOLO

m. 1670

Enna

T. Leogra

Torrente Chiampo

M. NOVEGNO

m. 1552

M. CIMONE

m. 1226

(exterior) CIMA

LA LOCCHETTA

This Fonti residence di

Recoaro Terme

m. 807 of the Da Monte Torrebelvicino family in front

Pievebelvicino

of the Dominican monastery Santa Corona has

been ascribed to Palladio and UNESCO decided Magrè

to put it on the World Heritage List, as well as the

architect’s other works.

M. SPITZ

m. 1108

Rif.

Valdagno

PROVINCIA

MONTE CROCE

DI BOSCO

m. 851

M. CALVARINA

m. 683

P. so Zovo

MONTE

FAEDO

m. 781

Monte di Malo

Cornedo

Vicentino

Brogliano

Montorso

Vicentino

Torrente Astico

COLETTO DI VELO

m. 885

Trissino

Santorso

Montebello

Vicentino

Rotzo

Palazzo Pojana (1561-1566)

Church Santa Maria Nova (1578)

A L T O P I A N O D I A S I A G O

(exterior)

This palace at n. 90/94 was built to join, with an

arch that is still visible, two houses of the client

Vicenzo Pojana. The signed design is preserved

at the London Tresché R.I.B.A. (Royal Institut of British

Architects).

Dome and Portal of The Cathedral

The

MONTE

dome had been designed by Palladio around

SUMMANO Piovene

1565,

m. 1296

almost Rocchette twenty years after the Chiuppano works on

the apsis, whereas the portal at the northern

side, which replaced a Gothic one, Carrè was opened

in 1575, upon request by Paolo Americo, who

commissioned the Villa La Rotonda.

Zanè

Palazzo Porto Breganze (1571)

(exterior)

The works under Palladio’s supervision evidently

came to an end before the completion of the

project. The façade is made of three giant half

columns of the Corinthian order and of two intercolumns

of seven that had been planned.

S. Vito

di Leguzzano

Palazzo Capra

(exterior)

Of this palace, which is today incorporated in a commercial

building, an arch can be seen which is overlooked by

Molina

a pediment on four pilaster strips. It was commissioned

to Palladio by G.A. Capra between 1510 and 1545 and was

heavily altered during the 17th century with the erection

of the Palazzo Piovini, which destroyed the original plant.

Vicentina

Palazzo Thiene Bonin Longare (1572 c.)

(exterior)

This palace was completed by Vicenzo Scamozzi

around 1593, following the design of Andrea

Palladio, whose authorship has been acknowledged

M.

unanimously

RATTI

by the experts. Today it

m. 392

hosts, among other things, the industrials association

of Vicenza.

Loggia Castelgomberto Valmarana (Giardino Salvi)

This loggia with 6 columns Gambugliano of the Costabissara Doric order,

topped by a triangular pediment, inside the Giardini

Salvi (Salvi gardens), was built following a

design which is very close to Palladio’s style, if

not made by the architect himself. UNESCO decided

to ascribe it to Palladio anyway in 1994.

Casa Garzadori Bortolan

(exterior)

The palace was commissioned to Palladio Creazzo by Giambattista

Garzadori, whose death in 1567 cancelled

the contract. Its ascription Sovizzo to Palladio, acknowledged

also by UNESCO, is upheld by testimonies from

1564, when at least one part had been erected.

Palazzo Civena Trissino (1540)

(exterior)

The palace erected by Palladio has become part

of the Eretenia hospital after huge extension

works in 1801. The palace was rebuilt after the

Second World War, after having been heavily

Torrente Guà

bombed.

Torrente Astico

Torrente Assa

Conca

Marano

Vicentino

T. Onte

Isola

Caltrano

Arco delle Scalette (1595)

This arch has been built 15 years after Palladio’s

death by the Venetian captain Giacomo Bragadino.

Palladio probably had conceived it as access

point to the Monte Meledo Berico sanctuary, before the

di Sarego

porticoes were built in mid-eighteenth century

by Muttoni.

Monticello

di Fara

MONTE

BELMONTE

m. 1207

S. Tomio

Torrente Valdiezza

T. Rostone

Grancona

Canove

di Roana

T. Leogretta

Monteviale

Altavilla

Vicentina

Brendola

MONTE

KABERLABA

m. 1221

M. TORLE

m. 1251

Rif. Monte

Cengio

M. CERAMELLA M. LINTICHE

MONTE

m. 1342 m. 1379

CENGIO Palazzo Valmarana Braga Rosa (1565)

m. 1354

(interior Rif. - exterior) al Granatiere

CIMA DI FONTE

M. PAÙ Rif. Alpino

m. 1516

m. 1420

Giovanni Alvise Valmarana was, together with

Trissino and Chiericati, one of Palladio’s

MONTE

biggest

FORAORO

supporters. For him, the architect designed

m. 1508

this

Velo d'Asticoextraordinary façade where the Giant order encloses

the whole height Cogollof the palace.

del Cengio

M. FAEO

Calvene

Sarcedo

Palazzo da Schio (1560)

(exterior)

Palladio designed the façade of this palace for

Bernardo da Schio, but Conco was often absent from

the supervision of the works, since he was busy

with other building sites in Venice. The stonecutter,

who had no Lusiana instructions, even interrupted

the works which were finished in 1574-75.

Salcedo

Lugo

di Vicenza

Molvena

Fara

Zugliano Palladio’s Villas in town

Vicentino

Pianezze

Villaverla

Zovencedo

M. RAITERTAL

m. 1403

Rif. Granezza

Rif. Verdefonte

T. Timonchio

Torrente Igna

Caldogno

Arcugnano

M. MOTTOLONE

m. 400

MONTE

SPRUNCH

m. 1300

MONTE

CIMONE

m. 1378

Rif. Monte Corno

Dueville

Villa Gazzotti Grimani Curti (1542)

(exterior)

The design was entrusted to Palladio by Taddeo

Gazzotti who, however, had to sell it during its

construction to the Venetian patrician Girolamo

Grimani for financial reasons.

The façade is made of eight Ionic pilasters with

three central intercolumns which are topped by

Montecchio

Precalcino

Vivaro

a triangular pediment.

Mason

Vicentino

Valstagna

(exterior)

M. ECHAR

There is m.1366 no expertise as Palladio’s authorship of this

church is concerned, but it is still universally ascribed

to him. The church has a single room, where presently

bequests from the library Biblioteca GNA NUOVA

Rif. Fontanella

M.

m. 1327 Bertoliana are

preserved, and which was built upon request by Lodovico

MONTE

MONTE

Trento for MONTE the monastery of the Augustinian nuns.

GUSELLA

MALCREBA

BERTIAGA

m. 1388

m. 1280

m. 1356

Bressanvi

Villa Trissino Trettenero (1534)

(exterior)

This villa was not designed by Palladio, but everyone

considers it the place where his legend

was born, and this is sufficient for UNESCO to

add it to the World Heritage List. Tradition has

Vigardolo

it that Palladio worked here as a simple Bolzano stonecutter,

but he was still appreciated by its owner,

Vicentino

the noble man of letters Gian Giorgio Trissino.

Lago di Fimon

T. Astico

Mossano

m. 1314

Villa la Rotonda (1566)

(interior - exterior)

Palladio put this building into the section dedicated

to town palaces in his work “Four Books of

Architecture”, but everyone considers it a temple-villa,

with its perfectly identical 4 façades. It

is the universal icon of Palladian villas and can

boast many imitations around the world, also in

this century.

Villa Trissino Trettenero

M. ALTO

m. 444

Villa Almerico Capra

Valmarana "La Rotonda"

Anconetta

Castegnero

Nanto

Bertesina

Longare

Lisiera

Villa Gazzotti

Marcello Curti

Torri

di Quartesolo

Ancignano

Quinto

Vicentino

Van

Fiume Bac

Mo

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