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
Why choose this experience?
|1||Visit Villa Capra La Rotonda with an exceptional guide, the noble owners belonging to the Valmarana family|
|2||Enjoy the privilege of visiting the time-honored kitchens and the ground floor, private areas normally closed to the public|
|3||Hear unique stories and anecdotes recounted by Count Valmarana you won’t find in tourist guides or history books|
This tour has been already booked by 15 people
Until 25 November 2022Departure point:
Vicenza, Villa La Rotonda, via della Rotonda 45 (in front of the entrance gate)
- Once your booking has been confirmed, download the voucher which we will also send to you via email. You will need to present it at the starting point, either printed or on your smartphone.
- Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
- Locate in time the meeting point (Map) to avoid being late, especially in the event of strikes, demonstrations or bad weather: we cannot guarantee any refund (total or partial) if you do not show up at the meeting point at the agreed time or if you decide to leave the experience before its end. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at the emergency details shown in the voucher!
- COVID-19: to participate in the tour you are required to wear a face mask. Please don't forget it!
In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.
With this private visit you will have the privilege of visiting Villa Rotonda by Palladio with an exceptional guide, the noble owners belonging to the Valmarana family. It will be an exclusive experience: the villa will be opened for the occasion during times normally closed to the public; with you there will be only the owner and his family.
Count Valmarana himself will guide you through the majestic frescoed rooms of the piano nobile and will open the doors of the private rooms, normally closed to visitors: he will take you to the time-honored kitchens and rooms on the ground floor, through the spiral staircases cleverly hidden by Palladio in "secret" spaces.
The count, who still lives in the villa with his family today, will reveal anecdotes and interesting facts you won’t find in tourist guides, stories of ancient ancestors and illustrious guests. But he will also tell you what it means to live in a historic home today! In his words, you will feel all the passion and hard work needed to preserve and keep alive this Renaissance masterpiece, enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Andrea Palladio Villa Rotonda in Vicenza
Villa Capra La Rotonda is the most famous villa designed by the great Renaissance architect. It represents a symbol of perfection and harmony, a model that has inspired many architects and gave birth to an architectural style, Palladianism.
Villa Rotonda plan is square and develops around the central hall. The four facades are identical, each with a staircase and an elegant Ionic colonnade. Upon entering, you will be struck by the high frescoed dome, and intrigued by the side rooms with family memories, fireplaces and antique sitting rooms.
Building began in 1567 at the behest of Paolo Almerico, a cultured Vicentine clergyman, as a country residence for retirement. Later it was acquired by the Capra family and since 1912 it has been owned by the Valmarana family.
The interior of the villa was opened to the public for the first time in 1986. Previously it was only possible to visit it from the outside. Today you can visit it independently or with a guide , as well as with this extraordinary private visit.
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