Villa Almerico Capra Valmarana, known as “La Rotonda”
“La Rotonda” is Palladio’s most famous creation, and the most famous and copied building in the history of modern architecture. The structure takes inspiration from Rome’s Pantheon, and towers over a hill just outside Vicenza. The structure consists of a cube, topped by a dome, which connects to four identical entrances with a temple-like façade, framed by large stairways. The spaces inside are decorated with statues and stucco reliefs, with frescoes by Anselmo Canera and Alessandro Maganza dating back to the 1500’s and ones from the 1700’s by the French artist Louis Dorigny.