With the Teatro Olimpico, my latest work. Everything was crowned, everything was finished.
Now I understood: he had to be small, he had to be here and not at the Redeemer.
The small temple with a central plan, my ideal church. Just as the Rotonda had been ideal, among the villas, here my friend - I could now afford to call friends the greatest Venetians of my time, I a man of such humble origins - my friend Marcantonio Barbaro gave me the opportunity to realize a small Pantheon, a project that I have treasured in the treasure chest of my dreams for a very long time
Temple in Maser
Artists: Andrea Palladio
Client: Marcantonio Barbaro
Construction: 1580 - 1584