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Villa Almerico Capra detta La Rotonda

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georgeous and unique building, only one floor to visit

The maestro constructed an absolutely wonderful villa, on a low hillside, not far from the centre... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Architecturally important but...

sadly underdeveloped. I understand the want of parking, the layout of the area dont permit this... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Milan, Italy
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Via della Rotonda 45, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The maestro constructed an absolutely wonderful villa, on a low hillside, not far from the centre of town. It is very special but a very unsatisfactory visit. Rooms on only one floor can be visited, so a journey by bus or taxi (€7) plus entry...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arguably the most beautiful house ever built. There is something extremely harmonious about this house and for people who like looking at houses it is Disneyland. Those who mostly come to see an important architectural monument might be annnoyed by the inconvenient parking and limited...More

Thank andreas b
Reviewed September 30, 2018

sadly underdeveloped. I understand the want of parking, the layout of the area dont permit this, but inside the property you have to walk on small stones hard to negotiate. Inside you have wonderful frescos perfectly preserved, beautiful rooms with wonderful furniture, but a ludicros...More

Thank Pieerr
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This was a very unique spot to visit. We took a bus from the train station and friendly people on the bus told us where to get off, 15 min ride. Then a walk up, up, up to Rotunda. . Check times they are open...More

Thank Linda I
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The place is managed by amateurs. First, there's no parking and many people get tickets or park really far, even for old people. Second, they don't accept credit, only cash. If you don't have cash (like us) - the closest ATM is 1km walking distance,...More

Thank ItayV6
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy Palladian architecture, you should not miss the opportunity to visit Villa Capra, aka la Rotonda. It is a must-see for all travelers to the Veneto. It is easy to get to from downtown Vicenza whether by car or bike. I moved away...More

Thank love2traveleurop2018
Reviewed September 1, 2018

One would imagine that most who choose to visit Vicenza for touring are already interested in Palladio, and even if not, this is such a famous spot that it truly has to be considered as an obligatory stop while here.#8 bus from the train station,...More

Thank petergoode2
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We went in a cab to get there, but walked back into town. The house itself was not open when we went, just the grounds - but there is an entrance fee payable at the gate regardless. The grounds are pleasant, as is the view...More

Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Inside is only open on Wednesday and Saturday, and then for limited times, but then it is well worth the effort. The symmetry, the decorations, the views and the grounds. Marvellous.

Thank GBM
Reviewed July 27, 2018

The Villa Rotonda is a very impressive building that is worth visiting. The niggles are: they don't allow photography at all, they have limited opening hours (privately owned), postcards are very expensive, and the ticket prices are a bit steep (€10/person, with no discounts for...More

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August 18, 2017|
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Response from Nkatko | Reviewed this property |
Google maps is probably the best way to see a walking map. I don't recommend walking from Vinenza city center or even from the train station - it's a far walk from either. There is a bus which will drop you off on the main... More
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Monte189541 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how much you like walking you may walk the distance of about the two miles mentioned above, but if you are a family I would prefer taking a taxi to La Rotunda. Remember to see the opening hours for the inside of... More