Year of Palladio

Civic Architecture : Villa

Villa Gazzotti

At the Villa Gazzotti (built between 1542 and 1543), ìPalladio had primarily to tackle the problem of absorbing a pre-existing tower-house…In the end, Palladio set a twin tower at the buildingís other extremity and created two symmetrical apartments of three rooms each connected by a barrel-vaulted loggia to the great cross-vaulted stair…The emphasis on the cross-shaped hall and the presence of the three-room apartments belong to a design language that was gradually further refined over the years.î (Beltramini, p. 120)

Additional Reading

Andrea Palladio by Stephen R. Wassell

Additional Villas