New appointment with guided tours held by the Vicenza guides, Saturday 28 September at 6.15 pm to discover the most famous Palladian villa, the Rotonda.

The garden, the noble floor and also for the occasion the ground floor and kitchens, usually closed, will be visited. True stories, chronicles of the villa and of the Vicenza society of the time.

A visit to the villa is an excellent opportunity to discover the city of Vicenza, a UNESCO heritage site.

For reservations, please write to our reception of our Relais Santa Corona at

The Villa:

Villa Almerico Capra called La Rotonda (also known as Villa Capra Valmarana) is a Venetian villa with a central layout located near the city of Vicenza, not far from the road of the Riviera Berica. Built by Paolo Almerico, who commissioned it from Andrea Palladio in 1566-1567, it was completed by Vincenzo Scamozzi in 1605 for the two Capra brothers, who had acquired the building in 1591.

La Rotonda, as it later became known, is one of the most famous and imitated buildings in the history of modern architecture; it is undoubtedly the most famous villa of Palladio and, probably, of all the Venetian villas. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1994.

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