This humble home was designed by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Andrea Palladio was an Italian architect active in the Republic of Venice and Vicenza. This particular home is known as Villa Almerico Capra Valmarana, but it is also known as La Rotunda. Along with other works by Palladio, the building is conserved as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “City of Vicenza and Palladian Villas of the Veneto”.
The site selected was a hilltop just outside the city of Vicenza. The design for this humble home is for a completely symmetrical building having a square plan with four facades, each of which has a projecting portico.
Building of this began in 1567, and was completed in 1571.
Signe and I visited Villa Almerico Capra Valmarana in 2014 as part of our trip to Ravenna and to Rome.