Interactive map with routes, distances and photos of Ville: (All of its villas are Unesco heritage)
Andrea Palladio, pseudonym Andrea di Pietro della Gondola (Padua, November 30 1508 - Maser, August 19, 1580), was an architect, architectural theorist and designer of Italian Renaissance, citizen of the Republic of Venice.
Influenced by Greek-Roman architecture, primarily by Vitruvius, he is considered one of the most influential personalities in the history of Western architecture.
He was the most important architect of the Venetian Republic, on whose territory he designed numerous villas that made him famous, as well as churches and palaces, the latter mainly in Vicenza, where he was educated and lived.
He published the treatise "The Four Books" (1570) through which its models have had a profound influence on architecture Western; imitation of his style gave rise to a movement destined to last for three centuries, Palladianism, which recalls the classical Roman principles.
The city of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. One of its stunning villas is just 1,500 meters from Villa del Quar: St. Sophia. The link below suggests a path for the visit of several villas that we recommend: Click here