Villa Valmarana Bressan at Vigardolo
Villa Valmarana Bressan at Vigardolo is an early Palladio work, designed in around 1542.
Its extremely simple exterior finds its focal point in the “serliana” of its front, with a central arched opening flanked by two rectangular ones, separated by columns. This architectural motif was probably used by Palladio for the first time at Vigardolo and nowadays it’s considered an icon of the Palladian design, known in many countries as a “Palladian window”.
The interior of villa Valmarana is very well proportioned, with its typical Palladian layout.