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Villa Della Torre a Fumane

Should you come this far, Villa Della Torre formerly Villa Della Torre Cazzola (property sold in 2008) may be visited by arrangement with the Fumane vintner, Azienda Agricola Allegrini. Contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further Villa Della Torre information. (Former owner, daughter of restorer Signora Ines Cazzola at right with Donald Gardner).

For easy access to Fumane, we suggest spending a weekend or a night at a villa in Pedemonte that was built in 1539 as a part of the Venetian postal service connecting Venice to the Holy Roman Empire, Villa del Quar. The Quar is situated near Andrea Palladio’s Villa Serego in Santa Sofia di Pedemonte, which was built around 1565. The Quar has an excellent restaurant and fabulous rooms. Please tell Leopoldo Montresor and his gracious wife Evelina Acampora that we sent you. Their private label Quar amarone is the best there is in the world; their restaurant carries two Michelin stars. Seven kilometers away is Verona. We are presently engaging a private personal tour for April 2013, staying at the Villa del Quar and dining in Villa Della Torre as we explore Andrea Palladio. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an intinerary and pricing.

Further reading and purchase links can be found below:


De Battisti, Vittorio with Professore Howard Burns Le Rilevazioni Cartografiche di Cristoforo Sorte e la Villa Della Torre a Fumane IUAV Venezia 2005 Franco, Veronica Poems and Selected Letters 1998 Chicago The University of Chicago Press
Gies, Joseph and Francis Leonard of Pisa and the New Mathematics of the Middle Ages 1969
Gainesville, GA New Classics Library
Grafton, Antony Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance 2000 New York
Hill and Wang
Guida d’Italia Veneto 1992 Milano Touring Club Italiano
Hersey, George L. High Renaissance Art in St. Peter’s and the Vatican 1993 Chicago
The University of Chicago Press
Houston, James The Benefit of Christ: Living Justified Because of Christ’s Death 1984 Vancouver
Regent College Publishing
MacCulloch, Dianaid The Reformation: A History 2003 New York Viking
Manchester, William A World Lit Only by Fire 1992 Boston Little, Brown and Company
Norwich, John Julius A History of Venice 1982 New York Alfred A. Knopf
Randal, Catharine Building Codes:The Aesthitics of Calvinism in Early Modern Europe 1999 Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Press
Rosenthal, Margaret F. The Honest Courtesan 1992 Chicago The University of Chicago Press
Sandrini, Arturo Villa Della Torre a Fumane 1993 Verona Banca Agricola Popolare di Cerea
Tafuri, Manfredo Giulio Romano 1998 Cambridge Cambridge University Press
Talvacchia, Bette Taking Positions: On the erotic in Renaissance Culture 1999 Princeton Princeton University Press
Vitruvius On Architecture Books VI-X 1999 Cambridge Harvard University Press
Vitruvius Ten Books on Architecture (edited by Rowland, Ingrid) 1999 Cambridge Cambridge University Press


Dangerous Beauty starring Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell and Oliver Platt 1998 Warner Brothers

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