13 Palazzo Schio

In 1560 Palladio designed the facade of Bernardo Schio's house in Vicenza, in the neighbourhood of the Ponte Pusterla. Since Palladio was occupied in these years with a series of Venetian projects which required his almost permanent presence in the capital, his supervision of the building works on the Palazzo Schio became so distracted that the master-mason charged with its execution interrupted works for want of any clear instructions. After Bernardo's death his widow showed no interest in concluding the works, which were only completed by Bernardo's brother Fabrizio, in 1574-1575, after the stones and other construction materials had long lain piled up in the villa's courtyard.

Palazzo Schio
Palazzo Schio, piantina
Consorzio Vicenzae
Camera di Commercio di Vicenza