500 years of Palladio

The story of an extraordinary life and an attempt to describe a mystery – how did the son of a miller manage to become one of the most famous architects of the last five centuries?

The exhibition “Palladio 500 anni”, sponsored by the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture, promises to reveal all. The story is told through material from eighty museums and libraries from all over Europe and is the result of five years’ research by an international committee of specialists. On show at Palazzo Barbaran da Porto in Vicenza until 6 January, 2009, it also includes some unbuilt works such as the Rialto Bridge in Venice and the design for the new Palazzo Ducale. E.S.

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