Summer in Italy provides a picturesque landscape. Whether exploring the countryside or the bustling cities, the old world Architecture expresses the country’s rich history and culture. This past summer, after multiple webinars on Palladian Architecture and Palladio’s appreciation of “Pietra di Vicenza” stone, we took a trip to explore several gorgeous buildings with classic Italian Architecture, including many buildings designed by Andrea Palladio.



The town is about 45 mins from Venice. The architectural style is mostly venetian architecture, as indicated by such details as tall palaces, often with balconies, pointed and rounded arches, and use of brick and precious stones such as marble. The end-result is structures with intricate details mimicking a lace-like pattern.

On the left: Church of San Giorgio from the 14th century built in neoclassical style. On the right: Busy street in Pordenone.

Pavers (on the street in the right-hand image) is porfyr from the Alps quarried in cubes and sandset typical with this design. The same material was supplied by us for a project in Red Bank, NJ.

Small street in Conegliano


Conegliano is a small town in the Veneto region, Italy, in the province of Treviso, about 19 miles north by rail from the town of Treviso. 


Veneto Region

Vittorio Veneto is a city and comune situated in the Province of Treviso, in the region of Veneto, Italy, in the northeast of Italy, between the Piave and the Livenza rivers.

Ca’ Marcello (shown below) is a Palladian-style villa in the middle of the Veneto region, built in the 16th century for the noble Venetian Marcello family. Today the historic building hosts wedding receptions and private tours.

Ca’ Marcello

On the left: Church of San Giorgio from the 14th century built in neoclassical style. On the right: Busy street in Pordenone.

Villa Angarano, in Bassano del Grappa, Veneto, was originally designed by Andrea Palladio. In the late 1540s or in the 1550s, work began on building the wings designed by Palladio. The original house was left to be eventually rebuilt after a plan by Baldassarre Longhena, which is not Palladian in style. Today only part of the building is by Palladio.

Front and side view: Villa Angarano


Villa Corner della Regina, started around 1500, features a Palladian style portico, added in 1700. The interior boasts elegant old-world woodwork.

Exterior Villa Corner della Regina

Interior Villa Corner della Regina

Bassano del Grappa

Ponte degli Alpini, a bridge crossing River Brenta in Bassano del Grappa, has survived several lifetimes. The bridge was originally built in 1209 and stood until 1567 when it was destroyed by a flood. Andrea Palladio designed the new bridge to closely resemble the old one with some improvements. In 1748 that bridge was destroyed by another flood. The quickly rebuilt bridge was destroyed again, this time by fire, in 1813. The bridge was restored in 1821.

Then life was quiet for the bridge for nearly a century until World War I. The war made the bridge famous as a crossing point for the Italian Army on its way to the frontlines. The bridge survived World War I only to get taken out by a bomb in 1945 in World War II. Again, the bridge was rebuilt in 1948 by many of the former members of the Italian infantry known as the Alpini, hence the name Ponte degli Alpini.

Ponte degli Alpini

As these images show, Italian architecture has an established history and elegant design. Atlantic Link strives to connect European elegance to modern American Architecture by bringing these architectural materials and construction concepts to the US. They are not only valuable for new construction, but also perfect for renovations and restorations.



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