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 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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