PALLADIAN VILLAS: SPLENDID ARCHITECTURE IN THE VENETIAN COUNTRYSIDE by Paola

The Palladian villas belong to the large family of Venetian villas and were designed by Palladio in the mid-sixteenth century for local aristocratic families and high-middle-class representatives of the Venetian Republic. They are considered the most important Palladio masterpieces of the history of art and architecture and make the landscape prestigious. Some are known all over the world and have become Unesco World Heritage Site

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