FALCONETTO, Giovanni Maria
(b. 1468, Verona, d. 1535, Padova)

Exterior view

1530s
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Villa dei Vescovi, Luvigliano di Torreglia

The Villa dei Vescovi dominates the surrounding countryside from a hill at the foot of Mount Solona. The villa follows a design by Givanni Maria Falconetto that radically remodeled a preexisting structure. After Falconetto's death the construction was brought to completion by Falconetto's disciple Andrea da Valle (d. 1578). The villa still contains some of its original frescoes which are attributed to Lambert Sustris. The most representative space is the so-called hall of the all'antica figures which retains its original proportions and pictorial decoration by Sustris.