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Villa Saraceno, Finale di Agugliaro, Vicenza: looking into the main entrance hall from one of the doors

RIBA Ref No RIBA113948
Architect/DesignerPalladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
Canera, Anselmo (1522-1583)
Artist/PhotographerValinsky, David
Subject Date1555
Image Date2018
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceValinsky Villa Saraceno-27
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditDavid Valinsky / RIBA Collections
SubjectVillas ; Frescoes ; Entrance halls ; Doors
NOTES: The Villa Saraceno is one of the earliest and simplest of Palladio's villas (1549-1555). As published in 'I Quattro Libri', only the villa house was built according to Palladio's design, and the symmetrical 'barchesse' shown in his scheme were never fully executed. The colonnaded 'barchessa' on the right (east) of the villa house was added in the mid-17th century and links to the other existing farm buildings on the site. After becoming derelict in the mid-twentieth century, it was bought by the Landmark Trust and restored in 1990-1994. The cycle of frescoes in the main entrance hall depict the tragedy Orazia (1546) by Pietro Aretino (1494-1556).

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