Palazzo Valmarana Braga | Vicenza, Italia

Declared a World Heritage Site, the palace located in the heart of the city of Vicenza is among the most significant works designed by Andrea Palladio in 1565 at the behest of Count Alvise Valmarana.

The recent restoration of the facade has restored the palace to its former glory. The entrance with its majestic columns and the grand staircase adorned with statues and busts captivate visitors with their harmonious proportions and majestic spaces. The interior of the main floor is adorned with Murano chandeliers and a collection of paintings by Giulio Carpioni. A place rich in historical memories and of rare beauty offers an absolutely prestigious choice for those who want to stay in a Palladian mansion. Inside the palace, several apartments for tourist use are available to guests, furnished with care and equipped with every comfort. The central location, makes Palazzo Valmarana, the ideal site for organizing small exhibitions, corporate meetings, concerts, conferences, temporary stores and private events. Available on the ground floor are the colonnaded atrium overlooking the courtyard, a space on two levels for a total of 110 square meters prepared to host art exhibitions, and soon will finish the restoration work of some rooms in the basement, created to house the photographic collection of the important restoration and reconstruction that took place after the war and the recent restoration of the facade.

Inside the palace the Studiolo del Conte Valmarana, consisting of a large vaulted hall and the prestigious studiolo with stucco and frescoes by Zelotti and Rubini, can always be visited. Outside, the majestic colonnaded atrium overlooking the garden courtyard is an ideal place for aperitifs and concerts.

The Giovanni Braga Rosa Foundation
Established in 2005 in memory of Giovanni Braga Rosa, son of the owners Vittor Luigi and Vilma Braga Rosa, the foundation was born from the concrete and active desire to develop, promote and disseminate knowledge of the artistic and cultural heritage so dear to the beloved Giovanni and keep his memory alive.


Bin Liu
(Guangzhou, China)
Winner at 18h edition


The artist transforms the vision of a Dream World using a very youthful key, also given by the color palette used. This relationship with the end of life conveys a distressing message in an innovative way, taking advantage of good aesthetic research along with a thorough investigation of a past mythology. The new and fresh vision of such profound themes particularly impressed the gallery’s selection team.


  • Residency of 3 weeks that includes:
  • - Aparment with kitchen
  • - Food
  • - Cultural visit in city museums and possiiblity to move with bike
  • - Introduction to the city's cultural activities
  • - Final exhibition with the photographic project created
  • - Printing of the artworks for the final exhibitions


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