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Girolamo, the grandson of the queen of Cyprus-Caterina Corner, was dying: this is how his son Giorgio, who owned half the property in Piombino, called me to design a beautiful, delightful and comfortable villa.


By now I had become famous in Venice, sought by the most important families to hurry to live in the mansion I created for them: so, immediately after the wedding with Elena Contarini, only the central block finished, the Cornaro family already moved there, inviting me to dinner.


Giorgio died a few years later in Lepanto, but the villa continued to live and enrich itself with works and symbols that could only be deciphered by a few.  

Villa Cornaro

  • Artists:

    • Andrea Palladio
    • Mattia Bortoloni
    • Camillo Mariani
    • Agostino Zoppo

    Client: Giorgio Cornaro

    Project: 1552

    Construction: 1552, 1569, 1588

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