A-Level: Secular architecture in Florence + Rome + Venice

Perspectival passageway, Andrea Palladio (with scenographic modifications by Vicenzo Scamozzi), Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, Italy, 1580-85 (photo: Patrick Denker, CC BY 2.0)
The design for this Roman-inspired auditorium wed Palladio’s antiquarian knowledge with his artistic innovation.

Palladio, Teatro Olimpico

Andrea Palladio with modifications by Vicenzo Scamozzi, Villa Rotonda (formerly Villa Capra), 1566-1590s, near Vicenza, Italy (photo: Stefan Bauer, CC BY-SA 2.5)
One of the most recognizable buildings of the Renaissance, this country home was modeled on ancient Roman temples.

Palladio, La Rotonda