located in the village of Fanzolo di Vedelago, was built in the period
The central residential
space features four columns (two of them engaged) in the manner of a
Greek temple front. As at nearby Villa Barbaro, barchesse (farm buildings)
extend symmetrically from the left and right of the central structure,
with the ends of the barchesse surmounted by dovecotes. The result is
the famous 5-part profile familiar in later Palladio-inspired architecture,
including the U. S. Capitol building (with the Houses of Congress replacing
Villa Emo was, until its sale in 2004, the only Palladian villa
that had descended in male lines of the original family continuously
since its construction. The Emo family, which came to Venice from Greece
before the year 1000, produced civic and military leaders throughout
the long history of the Venetian Republic.
di Vedelago (Treviso District). Accessible by car from Venice (45km).
to September only:
Wednesday-Friday 2:30-6:00 p. m.
Tuesday: 3:00-6:00 p. m.
Saturday: 2:30-7:00 p. m.
Sunday: 10:00 a. m.-12:30 p. m., 2:30-7:00 p. m.