Villa Cordellina Lombardi
This elegant 1742 Giorgio Massari-built mansion is 3km east of the Duomo (take Via De Gasperi). Despite its easy Palladian graces, this...
The 17th-century Villa Barbarigo makes a mighty impressive town hall for a small town; beyond the deep porch and two massive tiers of...
Lonigo is surrounded by horses, cattle and a trio of villas, the most striking of which is Scamozzi’s 1576 domed hilltop Rocca Pisana;...
Ristorante Il Castello
You won’t regret the 20-minute drive to this extraordinary hilltop restaurant, which occupies a 15th-century villa of thick stone walls...
Piazza Matteotti 11 · interesting places nearby
Teatro Olimpico information
Behind a walled garden lies a Renaissance marvel: the Teatro Olimpico, which Palladio began in 1580 with inspiration from Roman amphitheatres. Vincenzo Scamozzi finished the elliptical theatre after Palladio’s death, adding a stage set modelled on the ancient Greek city of Thebes, with streets built in steep perspective to give the illusion of a city sprawling towards a distant horizon.
Today, Italian performers vie to make an entrance on this extraordinary stage; check the website for opera, classical and jazz performances.