Villa Badoer

Villa Badoer

Palladio designed this villa for the Venetian nobleman Francesco Badoer in 1554. Completed and in full use in 1556, the villa must have had a functional role in the management of the adjacent farmland and estate but also symbolized the ‘feudal’ presence of the Badoer family in the surrounding territory. For the barchesse, Palladio adopted the Tuscan order. The visual focus of the complex is calibrated on the axis dominated by the large tympanum supported by an Ionic order of columns, while the sides and the rear of the building present no particular embellishment. The structural distribution of space within the house itself reveals the customary Palladian organization along a vertical axis, with the basement section containing the various household service areas, the piano nobile used by the owner of the estate and, finally, the granary. All of the rooms are covered by flat ceilings and the walls are decorated with complex allegorical figures painted by Giallo Fiorentino, the meaning of many of which remains a mystery.

Villa Badoer
via T. Tasso 3, Fratta Polesine, Rovigo
tel. +39 0425 21530  fax +39 0425 26270
e-mail: cedi@turismocultura.it
www.provincia.rovigo.it/cultura
Visite/Open to the public:
giovedì, sabato, domenica: 10.00 - 12.00 / 15.30 - 18.30
Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays: 10.00 – 12.00 am / 3.30 – 6.30 pm
Until the 28 th of June, this ticket will be also valid for the Gio Ponti section of the Art Déco
exhibition during the Gio Ponti exhibition: Tuesday to Friday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm / 2.00 - 6.00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays 10. 00 am - 1.00 pm / 2.00 - 7.00 pm
Closed on Monday