While the master sleeps..
The Villa Almerico Capra – La Rotonda – master Renaissance builder Andrea Palladio’s crown jewel to the world, is the benchmark of what is now referred to in architecture as the Palladian style.
Not just a villa sitting at the foot of the Colli Berici (Berici Hills) in Vicenza – Citta’ di Palladio – in Italy’s Veneto region, La Rotonda is much, much more. Since its creation in the 16th century, poets and artists, sovereigns and statesmen, scholars and art historians, and travelers and tourists have visited this UNESCO World Heritage Site from every corner of the globe.
Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia estate, Monticello, is just one of many buildings around the world modelled after Palladio’s masterpiece.
After more than five centuries, La Rotonda remains a place of beauty and continues to inspire even while the master sleeps.
Tom is a veteran print-broadcast journalist who resides in the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills) in the province of Padova in the Veneto region of northestern Italy. He hosts the eclectic travel/foodie/photography blog The Palladian Traveler.com, is a regular contributor to Los Angeles-based TravelingBoy.com, and is a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance. Feel free to follow Tom as he “meanders along the cobblestone to somewhere.”