Villa Armerico Capra Detta La RotondaCurrently Closed
- Address: Via della Rotonda, 45, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-0444321793
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Villa Armerico Capra Detta La Rotonda - Review
This is a beautiful Renaissance villa in the outskirts of the town built by Andrea Palladio. The name “Capra” is after the Capra brothers who later completed the mansion in the 16th century after the death of Palladio. This villa belonged to a priest and was known as La Rotonda. It was an inspiration for many later constructions. The mansion was inspired from the Parthenon in Rome.
It is situated on a hilltop and is symmetrical in shape. It has a square shape with typical facades, columns and pillars. The dome looks beautiful with a cupola. The interior was beautifully decorated with a number of rooms. The highlights amongst all are the Music room and the porticos. You can enjoy a lovely view of the surroundings from the porticos here. It is at present publicly open as an art gallery and museum.
Villa Armerico Capra Detta La Rotonda Hours
Interior is closed Mid-November – Mid February (actual days may fluctuate from year to year)
- Open on Wednesday and Saturday for the rest of the year.: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Exterior is open to viewing from Tuesday to Sunday, but closed on Mondays. Times are as follows:
- Openig Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm from November to March
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm from April to October
How To reach Villa Armerico Capra Detta La Rotonda by Public Transport
- By Car: Highway A4 (Milano-Venezia), exit Vicenza Est, direction Riviera Berica.
- By Bus: bus No. 8 from Vicenza station
- Get here by taxi
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Villa Armerico Capra Detta La Rotonda, Vicenza Reviews
Palladio is a master, nothing more to say about that. However inside the garden there’s hardly any information, and the guides are not that helpful. It is probably due to the fact that the villa is privately owned, however there can be improvements for the visitor experience.
About 5 euro per person to enter, exterior grounds exploration ONLY which is quite limited. Interior tours, I believe, are held on Wednesdays. Just something to think of when you visit. Beautiful architecture! I think it would have been breath taking to enjoy the entirety of the central spherical structure to truly enjoy Pallidiano's masterpiece of La Rotanda. La Rotanda is tucked away in the centre of a lovely town, and it makes for a lovely scenic biking tour stop! Plan ahead.
This site has been on my 'must see' list for years. It is a comfortable walk from the center of Vicenza. Be sure to check their calendar, since the interior is only accessible at limited times and you do not want to miss the murals and funishings.
Genius and simmetry. Take your time, stand in front of the columns, study the light on the four sides. The corners are aligned with the geographic references (N,E,S,W)
A wonderful place. One of the architectural masterpieces of Palladio. It's actually the only building with a rounded shape in his production. The location is lovely, just outside vicenza, on a hill surrounded by vaste fields and vineyards. Strongly suggested. Though entrance fee is 10 euros and you're not even allowed to take pictures inside.