City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto

City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto

UNESCO World Heritage Site
City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Architect Andrea Palladio
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii
Reference 712
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1994 (18th Session)
Extensions 1996
Villa Capra "La Rotonda" in Vicenza. One of Palladio's most influential designs
Villa Godi in Lugo Vicentino. An early work notable for lack of external decoration

City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto is a World Heritage Site in Italy, which protects buildings by the architect Andrea Palladio.

UNESCO inscribed the site on the World Heritage List in 1994.[1] At first the site was called "Vicenza, City of Palladio" and only buildings in the immediate area of Vicenza were included. Various types of buildings were represented in the original site, which included the Basilica Palladiana, Teatro Olimpico and palazzi in the city itself, along with a few villas in the vicinity. However, most of Palladio's surviving villas lay outside the site. In 1996 the site was expanded. Its present name reflects the fact that it includes all the Palladian Villas of the Veneto.

There is another important group of urban buildings by Palladio in Maser.[2]

List of villas

The World Heritage site includes the following villas:

# Name Location Province Coordinates
712-001 City of Vicenza including 23 buildings by Palladio Vicenza Vicenza
712-002 Villa Trissino Cricoli, Vicenza Vicenza
712-003 Villa Gazzotti Grimani Bertesina, Vicenza Vicenza
712-004 Villa Almerico Capra, «La Rotonda» Vicenza Vicenza
712-005 Villa Angarano Bassano del Grappa Vicenza
712-006 Villa Caldogno Caldogno Vicenza
712-007 Villa Chiericati Grumolo delle Abbadesse Vicenza
712-008 Villa Forni Cerato Montecchio Precalcino Vicenza
712-009 Villa Godi Lonedo di Lugo Vicentino Vicenza
712-010 Villa Pisani Bagnolo di Lonigo Vicenza
712-011 Villa Poiana Poiana Maggiore Vicenza
712-012 Villa Saraceno Agugliaro Vicenza
712-013 Villa Thiene Quinto Vicentino Vicenza
712-014 Villa Trissino Sarego Vicenza
712-015 Villa Valmarana Bolzano Vicentino Vicenza
712-016 Villa Valmarana Monticello Conte Otto Vicenza
712-017 Villa Badoer, «La Badoera» Fratta Polesine Rovigo
712-018 Villa Barbaro Maser Treviso
712-019 Villa Emo Vedelago Treviso
712-020 Villa Zeno Cessalto Treviso
712-021 Villa Foscari, «La Malcontenta» Mira Venice
712-022 Villa Pisani Montagnana Padua
712-023 Villa Cornaro Piombino Dese Padua
712-024 Villa Serego San Pietro in Cariano Verona
712-025 Villa Piovene Lugo Vicentino Vicenza


See also

References

  1. ^ "UNESCO World heritage site number 712". Whc.unesco.org. 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  2. ^ http://yearofpalladio.classicist.org/work/gallery/civic-architecture/sacred-building/tempietto-barbaro/