VENETIAN VILLAS

THE CULTURE OF THE VENETIAN VILLAS


TThe Venetian nobleman Alvise Cornaro and his land reform in the early decades of the sixteenth century gave rise to the phenomenon of Venetian villas. A trevisan born scholar Bepi Mazzotti discovered and developed it after the Second World War. Nearly 3,500 buildings related to this type dot the countryside and the hills of the mainland of Venice, from the Garda Lake to Friuli, as an evidence of a peculiar form of the Venetian civilization. Manor house and farm machine, sumptuous but economic, prestigious but functional, the villa met different functions, marking peculiar lifestyles and new forms of entrepreneurship. These monumental buildings originate from simple blend of city palace and medieval rural building until the erudite quotation of the classical world of the Roman Renaissance imported from a core of Venetian intellectuals. The great architect Andrea Palladio gave form to its first perfect architectural expression. Since then, for three centuries, the resort trends – “villeggiatura” – mixed with the economic needs and the ambitions of the nobility engaged the greatest architects to the Baroque and Neoclassical. The collection of images that I propose is not to provide a systematic apparatus, but only to give some emotional suggestion.


A villa in the Riviera del Brenta
A villa in the Riviera del Brenta
Since the beginning, Venetian noble families  used to reach their villas by boat
Since the beginning, Venetian noble families used to reach their villas by boat along rivers and inland canals
SOME VILLAS
THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S POINT OF VIEW
VANITY, AMBITION & BUSINESS All the real and true reasons to afford the takeover to the benevolent appreciation of the crowd.

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Alessandro Vittoria, basriliefs at , Villino Forni Cerato (A. Palladio 1525)  at Montecchio Precalcino, Vicenza
Alessandro Vittoria, basriliefs at , Villino Forni Cerato (A. Palladio 1525) at Montecchio Precalcino, Vicenza
Strà, Villa Pisani
Strà, Villa Pisani called “La Barbariga) by Frigimelica-Preti (1721)
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Villa Colleoni Da Porto at Thiene
Villa Colleoni Da Porto at Thiene

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