Villa Barbaro - World Heritage Site

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Villa Barbaro - World Heritage Site

Villa Barbaro - World Heritage Site
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The area
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Via Barbaro, 1, 31010, Maser Italy
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4.0
357 reviews
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163
Very good
112
Average
46
Poor
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Terrible
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garyemiller1
Laguna Niguel, CA16 contributions
Amazing history
May 2019
This is one of many mansions designed by the famous Palladio for the famously wealth people of Venice in the 1500's. Definitely worth a visit. Hire a guide before you arrive who can take you through. Villa Emo is even better IMO.
Written 3 June 2019
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Rocky874
Brooklyn, NY20 contributions
A Palladian Masterpiece
Apr 2018
One of Andrea Palladio's most known works. Fabulous as a single stop or combined with a pilgrimage to as many Palladian masterpieces as possible. Caroline Constant's book provides easy maps and great descriptions.
Written 7 February 2019
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Robert d
Amstelveen, The Netherlands164 contributions
Well known and impressive
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is one of Palladio's best known villas. Site, architecture and decorations fuse in a splendid way. The Veronese frescoes are awe inspiring and the Nymphaeum is quite unique.
A minor point is that you are not allowed to take photographs even after paying a substantial entrance fee. Another one, when we visited the villa a kind of rallye of German old timers arrived which were permitted to park their cars right in front of the villa. A disgrace!
Written 9 November 2018
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Monika Z
Vilnius County, Lithuania26 contributions
One of the villas is enough
Sep 2018 • Couples
I would put it like that - while visiting Veneto region the visitation of one of the villas is enough, because as we concluded all of them are decorated in similar style. So I would suggest to visit Villa Rotonda near Vicenza which is the most famous one and for me personally more impressing because of its shape and dome that it has. Of course one can visit more of them but the issue is the price. For me personally 9 euros per person was really too high, Villa Rotonda costs even 10. One cannot make any photos, can visit a small part of the area in restricted lines and is persistently watched as he is not welcomed here or is about to at least make some violation. Our point of view - one time is enough to get the picture.
Written 3 October 2018
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unclelouie
New Ulm, MN1,327 contributions
One of Palladio's best known villas
May 2018 • Couples
The Villa Barbaro is one of Palladio's more famous villas from the latter half of the 1500s.
Palladio lived his adult life in Vicenza where you can see many of his designs but he also did churches and villas away from Vicenza. This is a good one that still has someone living there but it is also open to visitors. I should add that a small part of the villa is open. You are allowed to walk through about half a dozen rooms and peek into a few more. The grounds are also open without paying as is the book shop and cafe where you can get something to eat or drink (wine primarily). The building is lovely both inside and outside and definitely worth a stop.
Written 1 July 2018
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J0anned568
Canberra, Australia691 contributions
Masterpiece of both Palladio and Veronese
Nov 2017 • Friends
This villa is a gem and worth seeing if you are a student of architecture or Veronese's frescos. The central part of the house - Palladio's original concept of the area for living space - is open to the public but the side wings, called barchessas, and originally intended as farm buildings, are still occupied and are not available to see. The building is a beautiful example of Palladio's style with its careful proportions and the combination of the temple like central living area with the farm buildings symmetrically placed either side.

Veronese, the great Venetian painter of the 16th century, was the 'interior decorator' in this central area and the ceilings and walls are covered in his frescos that depict non-religious scenes. The works are mostly in good condition and it was great to see his frescos of a more secular nature and some of the images are quite playful. To protect the floors, visitors need to wear felt overshoes and you 'ski' around the rooms in a sliding motion. There is a hard copy sheet just inside the entrance that gives details of the frescos. Unfortunately, not photography is allowed inside. There are also beautiful views across the Veneto countryside which was quite stunning in late autumn. It was not too crowded.
Written 1 November 2017
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quantockm
Taunton, UK307 contributions
family home that is also a masterpiece
Oct 2017 • Couples
This villa is still used as a family home hence only a few rooms are open but these are delightful. The wall paintings are light and mostly landscapes. There are lots of fanciful touches which give the rooms a sense of fun. It would be easy to imagine yourself living here rather than being in a museum.
Written 29 October 2017
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Joseph F
washington dc76 contributions
Lunch!
Aug 2017 • Family
The villa is magnificent; I wanted to add this review because I think the website and reviews do not pay justice to the restaurant, which has delightful wines and truly special local plates. I would highly recommend eating lunch here.
Written 1 October 2017
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UrbaneForker
Adelaide, Australia2,161 contributions
Worth a look
Jun 2017 • Friends
Magnificent villa. 6 rooms open to the public. Frescos on the walls. Not cheap..9 euros and you see it all in 30 minutes...but a fine example
Written 30 September 2017
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Eljer88
Princeton, NJ50 contributions
Great Opportunity to Tour a Palladian Villa
Sep 2017 • Couples
If you've read Sally Gable's "Palladian Days" and want to see a good example of a Palladian villa, but can't make it to Villa Cornaro on the days it is open, this is a good example of a Palladian Villa. The docents are knowledgeable and helpful to ensure you get the most out of the visit. You can imagine yourself in the villa long ago as it has been carefully restored. NOTE: you will have to wear little covers over your shoes while in the villa. Also, there is a nice restaurant on the property "De Gusto" to have a drink or meal before/after your tour. HINT: we took the train from Padova and then caught a taxi. It isn't the easiest to walk to.
Written 27 September 2017
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