Framing Palladio: Villa Poiana | Italia Mia |

Twenty-four historic villas, each one a stepping stone through the High Renaissance, dot the landscape across the Veneto region of northeastern Italy.

All of these “lord of the manor” estates were designed by Andrea Di Pietro della Gondola, better known as Palladio, the most influential individual in the history of western architecture.

Palladio’s work inspired a distinct architectural style known as Palladianism — a neoclassical interpretation of the ancient temples of Greece and Rome — which spread like wildfire around Europe and eventually sailed across The Pond to North America. [...]