Year of Palladio

Civic Architecture : Private Building

Palazzo Porto

The Palazzo Porto, begun sometime after 1570, is quite unfinished, “an ill-fated Palladian project,” which still exhibits the “old fifteenth-century house of the Porto family, which shoud have been gradually demolished as construction of the new palace advanced.” (Beltramini, p. 82) The exisiting structure is , according to Reed, “in the high momumental vein, once again conveyed by a giant composite order resting on high bases…the fruit garlands and fluttering ribbons in relief between the capitals are a Roman device.” (p. 62)

Additional Reading

Andrea Palladio by Stephen R. Wassell

Additional Private Buildings