Vicenza Day 2

Villa la Rotunda – we thought it was a 30 minute walk but took at least 45 minutes – still a pleasant level walk.
The villa is probably Palladio’s most famous ones – completely symmetrical with central round decorated dome and the main rooms going off it. Fabulous fireplaces and frescoes (no photos allowed inside – they clearly wanted to market their internal postcard photos). Placed on hill with nice views around. It was built across the compass points to allow light into all rooms. It is now owned by the Valmarana family who also once owned the palazzo we are staying in. €20 entry was steep but worth it. We took a shorter route back and came back via the main square and the Basilica Palladiano. There was plenty of action with a wedding and many market type stalls seeming to represent different organisations.
Rabbit for dinner! Lots of rabbit and fish.. and beef and truffles

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