Villa Saraceno, Finale di Agugliaro, Vicenza; the great barn or tezza

RIBApix ref no RIBA113927
Architect/DesignerPalladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
Artist/PhotographerValinsky, David
CountryItaly
CityAgugliaro
Subject Date1495
Image Date2018
ViewExterior
StyleMedieval
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceValinsky Villa Saraceno-6
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit David Valinsky / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Villa Saraceno is one of the earliest and simplest of Palladio's villas (1549-1555). As published in 'I Quattro Libri', only the villa house was built according to Palladio's design, and the symmetrical 'barchesse' shown in his scheme were never fully executed. The colonnaded 'barchessa' on the right (east) of the villa house was added in the mid-17th century and links to the other existing farm buildings on the site. After becoming derelict in the mid-twentieth century, it was bought by the Landmark Trust and restored in 1990-1994. The great barn seen here is some 45 metres long (150 feet) and pre-dates the house. It was built circa 1500 and still retains its original roof trusses, spanning some 45 feet.

Subject tags

villas, barns, Feature: Villa Saraceno