Visit to the Palladian Villas

Posted on: November 30th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Friday, December 12th, All Day

Visit to the Palladian Villas

This activity is part of the course “Preservation of World Heritage Sites” (Prof. Gianighian) and is a rescheduled class of the course “Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice” (Prof. Savy/Pattanaro).

For all the other students who want to join the trip, please send an email to There are limited places. The cost will be 9.50 euros for the entrance tickets (transportation cost is covered by VIU). Please bring the 9.50 euros to the Front Office no later than Friday, Dec 5, 5 pm.

Meeting Point: 9.15 am, Tronchetto Boat Stop (no Tronchetto Mercato)

This trip will give you the unique opportunity to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, see two of the most beautiful villas designed by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in the second half of the 16th century and to confront the real building with the original project as drawn in the “Four Books of Architecture”. Students will also experience the beauty of the ancient Venetian countryside, when the most important families used to have a second vacation house in the mainland. Wealthy Venetian families started acquiring plots of land for farming to diversify their income after the beginning of the decline of their maritime business, but this also become an occasion to show their power through the commission of magnificent decorated buildings, devoted to their intellectual otium.

Detailed Program:

9.15 am Meeting point at Tronchetto boat stop (no Tronchetto Mercato)
9.30 am Departure from Tronchetto by bus
11.30 am – 1.00 pm Visit to Villa Barbaro (Maser)
1.30 – 2.30 pm Lunch break (at Ristorante Pizzeria “La Cucina del Palladio” or bring packed lunch)
3.00 – 4.00 pm Visit to Villa Emo (Fanzolo)
4.15 pm Departure from Fanzolo
5.45 pm Arrival to Tronchetto

There will be the opportunity to have lunch at Ristorante Pizzeria “La Cucina del Palladio” (Vedelago, near Villa Emo).

The menu proposed for the group is classic pizza + water at the cost of 8 euros.
If you choose to have lunch at Pizzeria “La Cucina del Palladio”, please bring the 8 euros (precise amount) at the Front Office no later than Friday, Dec 5, 5 pm.

The only alternative is to bring with you a packed lunch and eat outdoor, as there are no other restaurants or bars near Villa Emo.

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