"If you wish to understand the personality of the landlord observe and consider with attention his house"


This inscription, in the past readable on the walls of Ca' Impenta - villa in the east suburb of Vicenza -, constitutes the conductor wire of an itinerary from Vicenza to south touching some villas in the territory between Colli Berici and Colli Euganei. In these villas the relation among the personality and the activity of the commissioner and the formal and ornamental solutions adopted by architects (primarily Palladio), sculptors and frescoers is particularly evident .
This itinerary is inspired to the research of Michelangelo Muraro on Andrea Palladio e la committenza signorile nel Basso Vicentino (Odeo Olimpico XVII - XVIII, Vicenza 1981-82) .

Last update: march 2007.
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