Castello di Thiene

Category

Castles, villas, palaces

Period

1400s

Area

Vicenza

Presentation

Castello di Thiene is the most significant XVth century gothic building. It is an extraordinary example of a pre-Palladio villa, the only one of its kind and a benchmark in the evolution of the Veneto villa. The Castle associates the characteristics of a castle with those of a Venetian palazzo and in particular the casa-fondaco: residence and warehouse/trading depot. The layout of the castle at the centre of the three floors is in the shape of a T. The main body has a deep loggia, open at the front with five, big, slightly pointed arches, flanked by two towers. Inside, its many halls are still perfectly furnished and they include a large collection of family portraits; of great importance are the frescoes painted by G.B. and G. A. Fasolo. Antiques such as clothes, fashion accessories and every-day objects are on-show in the 'private' rooms. The equestrian paintings are rather unsual and absolutely spectacular are the stables.

Services on location

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? Corrente elettrica
? Servizi
? Ascensore
? Parcheggio
? Possibilità di pernottamento

Contact

info@castellodithiene.com