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.
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
- 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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Not my style, to be honest, I cannot imagine living in such a building. A lot of people, not easy to get in - watch carefully the opening hours. But nice views around. One cannot find a place to eat nearby.
Amazing work by Palladio erected almost 500 years ago. The first villa built in the style of a temple! A must for any self respecting tourist.
Building dirtier outside than I expected - maybe they don't want to damage stone cleaning it. Lovely setting. Annoying times that it opens and closes. Why no interior photography baffles me ... The murals are like a 5 year old did them.
Great Palladian villa. We lucked in on the one day per month that the inside is open. Smaller than you think
Lovely looking villa, and such pretty well maintained inner gardens, the outer garden (publicly open) could do with a bit of TLC but still a nice place to relax