7 April 2016
Palazzo Te was formally inspired by the ancient rural villa, exploiting horizontal views in a continuous dialogue between architecture and landscape. From 1525, Giulio Romano created a design founded on giant Doric pilasters, or columns, supporting the architrave (the beam resting atop the columns), frieze (the decorated area above the architrave) and metope (the decorated squares between two triglyphs in the Doric frieze). The low blocks of the building are complete with a bossage effect, even in the interior courtyard. Inside, visitors will be awed by the rich and varied halls: from the Sala dei Cavalli to the Camera di Psiche, the Camera degli Stucchi and the tumultuous Camera dei Giganti. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy a visit to this enchanting Palace!