Villa Barbaro (Villa di Maser), a Renaissance masterpiece & UNESCO protected site

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The Villa Barbaro (also known as the Villa di Maser) is one of the great masterpieces of the Veneto Renaissance by architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580).

Although it is open to the public, it still serves a residence to the current owners (who purchased the villa in the twentieth century).

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To walk the grounds of this site is to breath in its ineffable beauty and elegance.

The villa is recognized as one of the world’s treasures by UNESCO.

Here’s the link to UNESCO page on the Palladian Villas of the Veneto.

And here’s the link to the Wiki entry for the Villa Barbaro, including some great background information.

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Author: Bele Casel

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