Villa Barbaro

Villa Barbaro


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Villa Barbaro in Maser (Treviso) was designed by Palladio and frescoed by Veronese. It was built for Daniele Barbaro, Patriarch of Aquila and his brother Sant'Antonio Barbaro, a diplomat. The construction began in 1549 and finished in 1558.
The villa was first passed down through female lines in the same family until 1938. In 1934 Giuseppe Volpi acquired the villa and began the restoration which gave its current appearance. Four Ionic columns support the facade: this style takes inspiration from the temple of "Fortuna Virilis" in Rome.

On the sides, farm buildings extend symmetrically both on the left and on the right of the central structure. The two side buldings have dovecotes with a large sundial on the facade. This structure also inspired American architects for the construction of The House of Congress. As for the interior, the central residence is painted with beautiful frescoes completed between 1560 and 1562 by Paolo Veronese.

Address: Maser, Treviso
Phone: 0423 923004;
fax: 0423 923002

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