Palladio’s Villa Rotonda in Vicenza - Tickets online
When buying online tickets of Andrea Palladio's Villa La Rotonda...
- You will admire the architecture of Villa La Rotonda, an symbol of perfection and balance by Andrea Palladio, enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- You will walk into a historic residence and discover its splendid interior with frescoes, stuccos, precious fireplaces and ornated floors. You can choose to visit it independently by purchasing the entry ticket or with a guided tour lasting about 40 minutes.
- Buy in advance and save valuable time on the day of your visit. Both tickets are open-ended and you can use them on a date of your choice during its opening times.
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Villa La Rotonda - Entry Ticket with Guided Tour
Reduced € 10.00
Villa La Rotonda - Entry Ticket
Reduced € 5.00
1) LA ROTONDA – ENTRY TICKET (including the interior of first floor)
OPENING DAYS AND TIMES
The villa is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 4 to December 8, 2021.
Extraordinary openings: May 1, June 2, August 15, November 1.
Extraordinary closures: Easter Sunday, November 29, December 25-26 and 31, January 1 and 6
Times: am 10: 00-12: 00; pm 15:00-18:00.
Last admission: 15 min before closing.
Adult: € 10,00
Concession: €5.00 children aged 7 to 14 accompanied by a parent.
Admission is free for children up to 6 years and for any third child aged 7 to 14, accompanied by a parent; authorized Italian or foreign tourist guides, disabled people in wheelchairs.
2) LA ROTONDA – ENTRY TICKET WITH GUIDED TOUR (including the interior of first floor)
OPENING DAYS AND TIMES
Guided tours are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Times: 10.30, 15.30 and 16.30 with meeting point at the entrance gate.
The visit lasts about 40 minutes.
Children up to 14 years: €10,00.
The guided tour is free for children up to six years and for the third child accompanied by their parents.
3) LA ROTONDA – ADDRESS AND HOW TO GET THERE
Via della Rotonda, 45
36100 Vicenza (VI)
- By car:
A4 Milan-Venice motorway: Exit at Vicenza Est, take Tangenziale Sud and Viale Riviera Berica towards Via della Rotonda.
Parking in Viale della Riviera Berica.
- By train:
Get off at Vicenza railway station, then take bus number 8 from the station to the villa
4) WHY VISIT VILLA LA ROTONDA?
La Rotonda is the most famous villa designed by Andrea Palladio: a UNESCO World Heritage Site - like the city of Vicenza and the other Palladian villas - it is one of the most extraordinary buildings in the history of Renaissance architecture.
Here Palladio succeeds in an impossible feat, merging two apparently irreconcilable geometric elements such as cube and sphere. He designed a building with a square plan that develops around the central hall, dominated by the dome. The four facades are identical, each with a staircase and an elegant Ionic colonnade.
The result is amazing. Villa La Rotonda is elegant, balanced, graceful. It is solid and at the same time made dynamic by the alternation of full and empty volumes. And by the play of light and shadow created by the nature that surrounds it. The unique, almost osmotic relationship with the landscape makes the villa a timeless symbol of perfection and harmony.
The interior and the historic home
Upon entering, you will be immediately captivated by the high dome and its frescoes, but soon you will also glimpse at the side rooms with family memories, fireplaces and time-honored living rooms. La Rotonda is in fact a private residence and still the home of its current owners.
Building began in 1567 at the behest of Paolo Almerico, a cultured clergyman from Vicenza, as a "buen retiro" to spend his retirement on its hills. It then passed to the Capra family and then to the Valmarana family - hence its full name Villa Almerico Capra Valmarana.
The Valmarana family allowed the interior of the villa to be opened to the public in 1986 (previously it was only possible to visit it from the outside). Today you can visit the splendid frescoed rooms and the interior on the piano nobile independently or with a guided tour.
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to capture the true soul of Villa La Rotonda and learn all its secrets? Book a private visit accompanied by the noble owners: an exclusive tour also including the private rooms closed to the public, told by those who live there and look after them with passion.
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Your Own Vicenza: Private Guided Tour of Vicenza
Duration: 2 hours
- € 175.00
Tours & Activities
Villa Capra La Rotonda in Vicenza: exclusive private guided tour with the noble owners
Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes
up to 10 people
- € 857.00
- per service