Palladio’s Villa Barbaro to Monte San Giorgio: Hiking from a UNESCO World Heritage Site to a UNESCO World Heritage Mountain. Day 5 of our Walking the Prosecco Hills tour starts with a cultural hit. After a short private transfer from Pieve di Soligo, we reach the town of Maser to visit the Villa Barbaro. Villa […]
La Rotonda is a representation of Palladio’s ideals of the perfect villa: In the words of Andrea Palladio, the La Rotonda site “is one of the most pleasing and delightful that one could find because it is on top of a small hill which is easy to ascend; on one side it is bathed by the […]
Teatro Farnese was based on the design of Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza: An article I read recently about Vincenza and its impressive Palladio palaces and monuments reminded me of our visit to the Teatro Farnese in Parma. The Farnese Theatre is one of the breathtaking sites in Parma today. It was designed by Giovan […]
Vicenza, called “Pearl of the Renaissance“, is home to the oldest roofed theatre in the world, Palladio’s majestic buildings, and a charming old town area.