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of our lands
is intertwined with that
of a creative artisan
who became the most
of all times:
Palladio made Vicenza
a masterpiece of the Renaissance,
he scattered his jewels throughout
the lands of the Serenissima
and became its Proto, meaning
its first official architect.
ad usus civium
The three aspects to be considered are Efficiency or ease of use,
stands the Test of Time and Beauty. For these reasons you could not call a work perfect that is only useful in the short time or that isn't practical or that, beside having these two characteristics, lacks a certain aesthetic Beauty".
1554 - 1560
on the fundations
of our civilization:
the world of Andrea Palladio,
among Renaissance and Venice,
a golden age when
useful, perpetuity and beauty
We recall that spirit
With the aim to restore its vital strength
within our time,
to project it into the new world
of the new generations to come.
His works and his thinking
became known all over the world,
breathing life to the most famous architectural movement in history
that to this day, still carries his name,
In 1994 Vicenza and the Palladian Villas
have been included in the list of "World Heritage" list.
In the "Word Heritage List" there are twenty-three
registered Palladian monuments in the historic center and three villas
located just outside the ancient city walls.
In 1996 the UNESCO recognition was extended to include twenty-one more Palladian villas.
With the resolution #259 dated December 6th, 2010
the Congress of the United States of America
recognized Andrea Palladio as the
father of the American architecture.
LET'S DISCOVER IT
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