The Villa Angarano was originally conceived by Andrea Palladio who published a plan in his book I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura. Work was started on the wings of Palladio's design in the 1540s or 1540s . A decision appears to have been reached to leave a pre-existing house in the middle of the site. The proposed Palladian villa was never built: Palladio's patron may have been obliged to halt the project for financial reasons. However, the central building was eventually rebuilt after a plan by Baldassarre Longhena, which is not Palladian in style.

The original design included areas to serve as cellars, stables, dove-houses, wineries, and other utilitarian spaces. However, not all of these features were actually built.

Although the building as it stands is only partly by Palladio, in 1996 UNESCO included it in the World Heritage Site 'City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto'.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: 1540s
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Lisa Vi (18 months ago)
FANTASTICA come tutte le ville Antiche. Avrebbe però bisogno di una bella rinfrescata esterna. Resta comunque fantastica.
Federica Violatto (2 years ago)
Consiglio a tutti di visitare la villa, l'accoglienza è ottima, i vini eleganti, come le proprietarie. Tanto di cappello alle cinque sorelle Ca' Michiel che egregiamente hanno abbracciato il biologico non sempre una scelta facile. Una vera chicca, è come ritrovare il tempo perduto... a Villa Ancarano si respira arte e amore per le cose fatte nel rispetto del tempo e dell'ambiente. Evviva le donne!
Yannick G Forel Mr le Baron (2 years ago)
Highly recommended beautiful place
Antonio Vagliano (2 years ago)
Fantastica villa veneta concepita dal Palladio, ottimamente tenuta ed i cui spazi esterni sono talvolta luogo di ritrovo con mercatini di prodotti artigianali . Molto interessante la mostra inaugurata oggi di vasi e sculture in ceramica trattati manualmente con calce viva dall'artista Maruzza, una delle cinque sorelle Bianchi Michiel proprietarie della villa. Affascinante il panorama circostante.
Joao Cesar Escossia (6 years ago)
Super! Fantastic!!!
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Narikala Castle

Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of 'prescribed cross' type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.

The fortress was established in the 4th century and it was a Persian citadel. It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089–1125). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished.