This Villa is a prime example of Palladian architecture situated in the very area where Andrea Palladio operated. It was built in Sarcedo in 1764 by Count Orazio Claudio Capra.
This style takes its name from the architect Andrea Palladio, who adhered to the principles of classical Roman, in opposition to the so garish Renaissance style.
Situated in Sarcedo just outside Vicenza this highly historical property benefits from stables and viands planed with DOC vines.
The magnificent Villa Capra Bassani, currently used for weddings and important events, has been immaculately kept in its original state during the years; this includes original marble floors, frescos and sculptures.
The strong improvement of style that can be found in the Villa of Sarcedo than other works of Count Capra is due to a very unique and curious fact: the design of this villa, in fact, it would not be by Count Capra but the architect Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi .
The attribution of the work to the architect Scamozzi comes from the “General Review of all expenditures made for the factory Sarcedo” held in his own hand by Count Capra himself. Records very precise and almost manic count concerning the construction of the Villa give us the dates of payment for the architect Scamozzi design realized, March 10, 1762, and the liquidation of the same, August 21, 1764 (the “diary” of Count Capra Archives can be viewed Porto-Colleoni Thiene). Villa door still written in large letters on the frieze of the Ionic order of the eardrum the name of the count. The Villa is one of the most important Neoclassical Venetian and stands chronologically between the Cordellina Montecchio Maggiore and the villa From Port of Vivaro; the facade is very scenic, with projecting portico and four columns impostante above the grand staircase leading to the entrance. The plant building has a fairly unique form, which places the living room in the center of the Villa, as if to symbolize that the room was that of most interest to the noblemen. Outside the Villa we find the same arrangement of the ‘700: the barns that divide the rich garden bordered on the side facing towards the street by a fish on the deck of which opens the entrance gate and, a bit’ hidden to the eye an observer, the gallery. The entire garden is enclosed by a fence that still has octagonal turrets at the corners entrance. Moving inside the Villa are beautiful frescoes and busts interesting though, unfortunately, any information dating back to their authors has been lost. Directly from the staircase leads to a vestibule decorated with elegant stucco hexagons that leads to the large and bright living room. From the vestibule and the hall it leads to all other rooms of the Villa. Of particular interest are the altar of the second floor and the domestic chapel.
Sarcedo is located between Thiene, a small country town and Breganze a village famous for its wine, In fact the whole area is renown for excellent wines from the Cantina Sociale ad many other wine makers scattered on the hills.
Vine takes an important role in the community, so much that, that vine festival are very comon. Over the fast few years “La Vespaiolona” has taken precedence; a vine testing marathon, where one is driven around in busses to different vine makers and a lot of testing takes place. On the opposite scale a lot of sport activities are also very popular Hokey Breganze ( on roller skates), currently in top ranks, football, cycling e many other sports are enjoyed by the local all year round. Lately in the same summer month a European walkathon is organized around the hilly countryside that surrounds the area where walkers from allover Europe joins in.
The near by Vicenza with its monumental buildings and grand buildings of the renowned Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio can be admire. Born in 1508 in Vicenza, the architect Palladio is considered the forerunner of classicism, and his works can be seen throughout the city. The Basilica Palladiana, the Olympic Theatre and the Villa Rotonda are part of his masterpieces. Nevertheless beautiful architecture can be enjoyed in the line the streets of Vicenza. Many other beautiful buildings such as medieval fortresses and Roman excavations are part of this unique urban landscape. The nearby Cathedral and amazing terrace where one can admire a beautiful sight of Vicenza city.
The surroundings of Vicenza offer travelers many beautiful places and sights to visit. Bassano del Grappa, one of the major attractions in the province of Vicenza, with the extraordinary Alpini Bridge and its famous Grappa and mezzo e mezzo powerfull drink should definitely not be missed. Even more picturesque is the medieval town of Marostica, where a famous human chess game is played every two years in the marble chess set square using traditional costumes and real horses, following a strict tradition script of fire blowing, flag thrower, an amazing spectacle.
The beautiful cathedral of Lonigo not be neglected under any circumstances. To provide sufficient relaxation and a varied sports program there are Recoaro Terme, the Asiago plateau, famous skiing resort as well as a renown mountain walks and tracking facility, without forgetting the many Malghe where one can find freshly made chesses and sopressa (traditional cured salami), Ideal for taking away of for eating a traditional rustic meal.
Please note that this is not the exact address of the property, but only an indicative location.
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