The Renaissance villa was build on project by Andrea Palladio for bishop Paolo Almerico, around 1570, used then as family home.
This building influenced Thomas Jefferson when he designed Monticello, his home, and the University of Virginia library.
The setting is fantastic, south of Vicenza, walking distance from downtown it’s already in the countryside on a low hill.
Outdoor visits are €5 per person (every day except on Mondays). Indoor visits are allowed only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Outdoor and Indoor visits are €10 per person. Check the official website for more details.
Be aware there is very little parking there! Best to leave the car alongside the Riviera Berica road or at the Benza gas station (just when it’s closed).
It’s suggested to combine this visit with the Valmarana villa 5 min walk down the road, which has even a cafe terrace.