Exterior of Palace Te

Giulio Romano1524

Palazzo Te

Palazzo Te
Mantova, Italy

The famous villa was erected in the sixteenth century on an island at the edge of the city, close to the fourth lake, the lake of Paiolo. The villa is an important element in the political project of Federico, who was made Duke by the Emperor Charles V during a visit to the city and to the palace in 1530. Giulio Romano interpreted the intention of Federico and created a building that is characterized by a perfect geometrical balance. The edifice is tall, its contour is not invasive, allowing the building to blend in with its surroundings. The overall harmony is more Greek than Roman, and is characterized by a Doric austerity.


  • Title: Exterior of Palace Te
  • Creator: Giulio Romano
  • Date: 1524
  • Type: Part of the Palace

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