Andrea Palladio, born Andrea di Pietro della Gondola (Padua, 1508 - Maser, 1580) was a Venetian architect of the Italian Renaissance.

Belonging to the Renaissance undercurrent of the Cinquecento and as we have said very focused on the city of Venice and its surroundings, his style, a recreation of the classic style, but applied to the countryside (in most cases), with new successes of symmetry and very interesting reinterpretations, passed as Palladian style on the eighteenth century to Britain and from there to the United States, where colonial architecture feels its influence as well as the most representative buildings that house the political functions of that country.