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Palladian Days - Finding a New Life in a Venetian Country House

Sally Gable

"Palladian Days is nothing short of wonderful-part adventure, mystery, history, diary, and even cookbook. The Gables' lively account captures the excitement of their acquisition and restoration of one of the greatest houses in Italy. Beguiled by Palladio and the town of Piombino Dese, they trace the history of the Villa Cornaro and their absorption of Italian life. Bravo!" -Susan R. Stein, Gilder Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs, Monticello In 1552, in the countryside outside Venice, the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio built Villa Cornaro. In 1989, Sally and Carl Gable became its bemused new owners. Called by Town & Country one of the ten most influential buildings in the world, the villa is the centerpiece of the Gables' enchanting journey into the life of a place that transformed their own. From the villa's history and its architectural pleasures, to the lives of its former inhabitants, to the charms of the little town that surrounds it, this loving account brings generosity, humor, and a sense of discovery to the story of small-town Italy and its larger national history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Palladian Days is nothing short of wonderful-part adventure, mystery, history, diary, and even cookbook. The Gables' lively account captures the excitement of their acquisition and restoration of one of the greatest houses in Italy. Beguiled by Palladio and the town of Piombino Dese, they trace the history of the Villa Cornaro and their absorption of Italian life. Bravo!" -Susan R. Stein, Gilder Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs, Monticello In 1552, in the countryside outside Venice, the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio built Villa Cornaro. In 1989, Sally and Carl Gable became its bemused new owners. Called by Town & Country one of the ten most influential buildings in the world, the villa is the centerpiece of the Gables' enchanting journey into the life of a place that transformed their own. From the villa's history and its architectural pleasures, to the lives of its former inhabitants, to the charms of the little town that surrounds it, this loving account brings generosity, humor, and a sense of discovery to the story of small-town Italy and its larger national history. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"Palladian Days is nothing short of wonderful-part adventure, mystery, history, diary, and even cookbook. The Gables' lively account captures the excitement of their acquisition and restoration of one of the greatest houses in Italy. Beguiled by Palladio and the town of Piombino Dese, they trace the history of the Villa Cornaro and their absorption of Italian life. Bravo!" -Susan R. Stein, Gilder Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs, Monticello In 1552, in the countryside outside Venice, the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio built Villa Cornaro. In 1989, Sally and Carl Gable became its bemused new owners. Called by Town & Country one of the ten most influential buildings in the world, the villa is the centerpiece of the Gables' enchanting journey into the life of a place that transformed their own. From the villa's history and its architectural pleasures, to the lives of its former inhabitants, to the charms of the little town that surrounds it, this loving account brings generosity, humor, and a sense of discovery to the story of small-town Italy and its larger national history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carl I. Gable

Length:

4h 56m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:11