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Villa Almerico Capra detta La Rotonda

Closed Now: 10:00 - 12:00, 15:00 - 18:00
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A Palladio masterpiece, but beware the limited opening hours

Inside is only open on Wednesday and Saturday, and then for limited times, but then it is well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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One of Palladio's early masterpieces

The Villa Rotonda is a very impressive building that is worth visiting. The niggles are: they don't... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Michael C
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Via della Rotonda 45, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank love2traveleurop2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank petergoode2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank GBM
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The Villa Rotonda is a very impressive building that is worth visiting. The niggles are: they don't allow photography at all, they have limited opening hours (privately owned), postcards are very expensive, and the ticket prices are a bit steep (€10/person, with no discounts for...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I thought I'd check it out. My expectations I suppose were way too high, as I went away from the experience quite disappointed. The architecture is no doubt phenomenal, but the presentation when you're there in person is crap. The guide confirmed that the building...More

1  Thank Jon W
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to visit the Villa Rotonda ever since first seeing the Losey film of Don Giovanni nearly 40 years ago now and I am glad to have finally made it. We took a cab from the station which took no time at all...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Go there on Saturday or Wednesday, so you can also see the inside of this architectural gem - frescoes and very interesting furniture. Park around is nice to relax.

Thank Ziggy-SLO
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We managed to find the local bus to see this lovely Palladian villa. We were the only tourists and everyone on the bus was keen to make sure we got off at the right stop. Roadworks covered the sign post so we did wander around...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you love Palladio or interested in his design, then you have to see this building. The interior decorations, not designed by Palladio, are hideous, but well worth a view as they are so over the top. But for an architecture fan, this is a...More

1  Thank Global-Villagerr
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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