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Driving Tour of Scarpa's Italian Architecture

A path in the Tomba Brion cemetery, near Asolo.

Photo: Christian Kerber

Carlo Scarpa was one of the few 20th-century architects to make a mark on Veneto. T+L steers toward his best surviving designs.

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Destinations: Possagno · Venice · Asolo · Verona · San Vito d’Altivole

Inspired by: Architectural Driving Tour of Veneto — by Michael Z. Wise, Published Sep. 2009

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    Hotel Flora

    17th-century palazzo with a courtyard garden.

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    Hotel Colomba d’Oro

    Colorful lodging near the Castelvecchio Museum.

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    Hotel Villa Cipriani

    Former home of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, with a garden overlooking the surrounding countryside.

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    Tomba Brion

    The building's architect, Scarpa drew up a private necropolis on an L-shaped site around the edges of the municipal cemetery. Massive, sloped concr

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    Castelvecchio Museum

    Architect Scarpa’s Museo di Castelvecchio is easy to find—it’s in a hulking 14th-century fortress along the Adige River. From 1958 to 1964 Scarpa r

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    Gipsoteca

    Venture to sculptor Antonio Canova’s former home and the adjacent museum, partially designed by Scarpa, known as the Gipsoteca. The building provid

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    Former Olivetti showroom

    Instead of the basilica on San Marco, head for a far newer landmark: the showroom architect Scarpa created for the Olivetti company in 1957. Diagon

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    Banca Populare di Verona

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    Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia

    The museum has a collection of paintings by Pietro Longhi, is a Modernist reprieve from the city’s Gothic architecture. In the 1960’s, the Veneto-b

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