The only palace of mine that I was able to see finished was the one for Count Montano Barbarano, an excellent musician, passionate about ancient history like me and many others in my Vicenza.
He was able to complete it first of all, obviously, Count Montano, because first of all it is necessary to finance the works, which only at that point can become the toy of an artist or a master builder, in my case of someone halfway between the two, a architect.
But at a high price: since his children were forced to sell it immediately, that palace which I had elevated the family to the rank of the most glorious, but which had also reduced it to bankruptcy ...
Barbaran da Porto Palace
Artists: Andrea Palladio
Client: Montano Barbarano
Construction: 1570 - 1575