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Palladio - Ville, Chiese, Palazzi
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Palladio - Ville, chiese, palazzi

The architect Andrea Palladio, born in Padua in 1508 and whose parents were Marta and Pietro della Gondola, with his works are the symbol of elegance, harmony and constructive perfection.

At the age of 16, he enrolled in the guild of masons. At the age of 22, he opened a shop. At 26 he married Allegradonna with whom he had 5 children: 4 males and one female, Those years were characterized by war and scarcity of labor. At the age of 30 he met the noble Giangiorgio Trissino who realized his artistic personality and who baptized him Palladio, by Pallade Athena, the goddess of the arts.

He is particularly famous for his villas, but his churches and palaces are also numerous.

Venice: Chiesa del Redentore, Chiesa di San Giorgio, Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna, Chiesa delle Zitelle, Chiostro di Santa M. della Carità, Villa Foscari a Malcontenta

He made the renovation of the rooms of the Palazzo Ducale.

Treviso: Villa Barbaro a Maser, Villa Emo in Fanzolo, Villa Zeno in Cessalto. Vicenza: Teatro Olimpico, Villa Godi, Villa Piovene, Palazzo Thiene, Villa Pojana, Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Chiericati, Palazzo Valmarana, Villa Capra “La Rotonda”, Palazzo Barbarano, Palazzo Porto Breganze, Villa Trissino, Villa Caldogno, Cupola Cattedrale in Vicenza, Loggia del Capitanio, Ponte di Bassano del Grappa, …
Padua: Villa Pisani in Montagnana, Villa Contarini.
Rovigo: Villa Badoer.
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