(b. 1508, Padova, d. 1580, Maser)

Exterior view

Villa Emo, Fanzolo di Vedelago

Built between 1554 and 1561, the residential complex of the Emo family in Fanzolo is characterized by a square central corpus, elevated above the extended side wings. The building is refined by a faux pronaos supported by four Tuscan-order columns and projecting out slightly from the smooth and plain façade. In front of it, a monumental staircase, unique of its kind, is ramped instead of stepped.

The decoration of the interior, seven rooms and the central hall, was commissioned by Leonardo Emo, a Venetian patrician, from Giovanni Battista Zelotti.

The photo shows the façade.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.