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In this chapter we discuss another wonder of the architect Andrea Palladio, located in Caldogno, in the Venetian plain, Villa Caldogno.

Villa Caldogno has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996 with the other Palladian villas in the Veneto region, is located in the center of the town of Caldogno in the province of Vicenza. For a long time, this important villa has been the subject of discussions for its Palladian fatherhood.

It all started when Bertotti Scamozzi did not include it in his work which concerned the factories and designs of Andrea Palladio from Vicenza, in 1796. The protracted debate between the pro-Palladians and the opposites found a definitive solution thanks to some historical and architectural studies carried out during the restoration of the villa, when a series of connections was established between the clients, Caldogno and Andrea Palladio.

Villa Caldogno

It rises from a pre-existing building from the first half of the fifteenth century, clearly visible in the basement, which currently houses the municipal library. Losco Caldogno, the client, was a Vicentine aristocrat and a great silk merchant and in 1541 he inherited an agricultural court and numerous fields near Caldogno.

Given the family's financial resources, he commissioned the renovation of the building from first-rate artists, including the architect Andrea Palladio. The main facade is characterized by three large arches that create a two-color contrast with the remaining facade, while above it there is the triangular pediment.

Villa Caldogno

The structure of the internal rooms is not perfectly proportioned and the various frescoes appear to have been painted by Giovanni Antonio Fasolo and Giambattista Zelotti between 1568 and 1570. After admiring Villa Saraceno, Villa Pojana and Villa Pisani the eye of the observer will not fail to identify the obvious resemblance to that of Caldogno, who distinguished these works by Palladio before his trip to Rome in 1542.
  • Info Villa Caldogno
  • Place: Caldogno - Vicenza
  • Address: via Zanella
  • Phone: 371 3018121
  • Timetable:
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
    Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
    Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Sunday 9:00 - 12:00
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