Vedelago – Villa Emo Capodilista

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A fundamental stop in Asolo surrounding area is at Fanzolo di Vedelago at the Villa Emo-Capodilista. It was during the sixteenth century that Counts Emo commissioned Palladio to build the villa that was to act as a farmhouse and a building to receive their important guests. The building is wide given the two large barchesse (rustic parts of aristocratic residences), alongside the central body, reached by a marble flight of stairs. The frescos under the arcade are well conserved as are those inside by Zelotti, pupil of Veronese. Originally the entrance to the villa consisted of a long cypress-poplar-lined drive that enhanced its spectacular layout that can still be seen today from the Postumia road from which the no longer usable avenue starts.