You are here: HomeInterestsHistory and cultureArchitectureVilla of Maser
Villa of Maser
Built by Palladio for the Barbaro brothers between 1550 and 1560, the Villa stands on the medieval layout of an older building and was also conceived to serve a functional purpose as a work of hydraulic engineering.
It is in a spectacular setting at the foot of the green Maser hills and the sections of the building are lined up on a single axis. The dwelling of the owners and the “barchesse” (grain stores) form a compact unit, underlining the close relationship between architecture and agriculture, art and the landscape.
The man responsible for the sculptures was Alessandro Vittoria, a brilliant pupil of Sansovino, who created the stucco finishing. The decorations inside the Villa are also stupendous. Paolo Veronese produced one of the most outstanding series of frescos in 15th century Veneto.
Click hereto download the brochure (pdf)
Photos: Municipality of Maser


This site uses cookies . To learn more or to make specific choices about the use of cookies click on " I want to be informed ." To express your consent click on " Accept" . If you ignore this banner , scrolling the page or continuing with navigation, however, you consent to the use of cookies .