Starting my research for AIR in Malo in April with the renaissance architect Palladio. Elegant and harmonious buildings (villas) can be found around Malo. The buildings of Palladio are important touristic points of interest in the region of Vicenza.
Andrea Palladio (30 November 1508 – 19 August 1580) was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Republic of Venice. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarily by Vitruvius, is widely considered the most influential individual in the history of Western architecture. All of his buildings are located in northern Italy, but his teachings, summarized in the architectural treatise I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture), gained him wide recognition. The city of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.