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Villa Cornaro

Villa Cornaro is in Piombino Dese, just 30 km away from Venice. It was constructed in 1552–1553 for Giorgio Canaro, the youngest son of a wealthy family. It is the most remarkable example of a Venetian villa: it was the first to change the concept of a residence away from the style of a fortress.
The facade was made as a portico–loggia that was flexible to allow changes and elaborations. The interior space is harmonious as the villa's central core forms a square in which there are six repetitions of an elegant standard shape.
The structure shines for its elegance and sophisticated decoration. Soon after it was finished, Villa Cornaro became a model copied all over the world, especially by colonial American architecture.
Even Thomas Jefferson took Villa Cornaro as a base for creating his own villa in Monticello.

Address: Cavasagra di Veldrago, 31050 Treviso
Phone: 0423 481440
Email:info@villacorner.it


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