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Villa Almerico Capra detta La Rotonda

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a true masterpiece by A. Palladio, probably the nicest villa built by Andrea Palladio

Not easy too find, the villa is still owned by the Valmarano family and when you finally reach it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geneva, Switzerland
georgeous and unique building, only one floor to visit

The maestro constructed an absolutely wonderful villa, on a low hillside, not far from the centre... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Via della Rotonda 45, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 321793
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not easy too find, the villa is still owned by the Valmarano family and when you finally reach it, there are no parking places in the narrow street with local police raiding to give parking tickets. so need to be mindful. the villa is closed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luirob
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The maestro constructed an absolutely wonderful villa, on a low hillside, not far from the centre of town. It is very special but a very unsatisfactory visit. Rooms on only one floor can be visited, so a journey by bus or taxi (€7) plus entry...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Arguably the most beautiful house ever built. There is something extremely harmonious about this house and for people who like looking at houses it is Disneyland. Those who mostly come to see an important architectural monument might be annnoyed by the inconvenient parking and limited...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andreasb761
Reviewed 30 September 2018

sadly underdeveloped. I understand the want of parking, the layout of the area dont permit this, but inside the property you have to walk on small stones hard to negotiate. Inside you have wonderful frescos perfectly preserved, beautiful rooms with wonderful furniture, but a ludicros...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pieerr
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This was a very unique spot to visit. We took a bus from the train station and friendly people on the bus told us where to get off, 15 min ride. Then a walk up, up, up to Rotunda. . Check times they are open...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda I
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The place is managed by amateurs. First, there's no parking and many people get tickets or park really far, even for old people. Second, they don't accept credit, only cash. If you don't have cash (like us) - the closest ATM is 1km walking distance,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ItayV99
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy Palladian architecture, you should not miss the opportunity to visit Villa Capra, aka la Rotonda. It is a must-see for all travelers to the Veneto. It is easy to get to from downtown Vicenza whether by car or bike. I moved away...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank love2traveleurop2018
Reviewed 1 September 2018

One would imagine that most who choose to visit Vicenza for touring are already interested in Palladio, and even if not, this is such a famous spot that it truly has to be considered as an obligatory stop while here.#8 bus from the train station,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank petergoode2
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We went in a cab to get there, but walked back into town. The house itself was not open when we went, just the grounds - but there is an entrance fee payable at the gate regardless. The grounds are pleasant, as is the view...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Inside is only open on Wednesday and Saturday, and then for limited times, but then it is well worth the effort. The symmetry, the decorations, the views and the grounds. Marvellous.

Date of experience: August 2018
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Nkatko | Reviewed this property |
Google maps is probably the best way to see a walking map. I don't recommend walking from Vinenza city center or even from the train station - it's a far walk from either. There is a bus which will drop you off on the main... More
28 August 2016|
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Response from Monte189541 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how much you like walking you may walk the distance of about the two miles mentioned above, but if you are a family I would prefer taking a taxi to La Rotunda. Remember to see the opening hours for the inside of... More