Palladian Villas to visit: Villa Valmarana ai Nani

Palladian Villas tour. Villa Valmarana (so called "ai nani") has got an extraordinary richness: Tiepolo's frescoes! Tiepolo frescoed the villa with images inspired by five epic poems: The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, Jerusalem Delivered and The Raging Roland. Syusy visit Villa Valmarana together with a bunch of children.

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