Palladio’s Debt to Venice

  • Duncan StroikEmail author


Imagine the Bacino of Venice without the three Palladian churches. Without Palladio’s impact on la Serenissima it is likely we would not have many other later masterpieces which are essential to Venice’s identity, such as Madonna della Salute or Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pietà. Venice owes a debt to the architect from Vicenza because he brought a new and sophisticated classicism to the city. But what about Palladio’s debt to Venice and the Veneto?


Andrea Palladio Venetian architecture Italian Renaissance Church facade design Vitruvian temple facade proportions 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Notre DameSouth BendUSA

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