Villa Capra Valmarana
Tue to Sun: 10 AM to 12 PM, 3 PM to 6 PM
November to mid-March (November 6 to March 11)
Tue to Sun: 10 AM to 12 PM, 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Villa Capra Valmarana (La Rotonda) is the most famous of Palladio’s many country villas. It was built as a pleasure pavilion atop a hill from where views could be enjoyed and in which louche festivities were held. Begun c.1551, the skill is in its simplicity – essentially a cube topped by a low dome with four symmetrical classical porticoes.