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Here it sits, perched on its hilltop. Perhaps "perched" is too flighty a word for a building with such a heavy historical load to carry. The view, in any case, is from the southeast. The building's entrance is on the far side, the northwest. It is said that the architect, Andrea Palladio, rotated the building 45 degrees from cardinal axiality so that the north-facing windows got a bit of sunlight.

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