Palazzo Chiericati in Vicenza. This project saw Palladio distancing himself from Bramante’s style, which was characterised by bossage foundations and upper floor plans with an architectural order applied to the walls. He instead placed colonnades on both ground and noble floors, making them the real protagonists of the palace. To reduce costs, the architect replicated a medieval technique which consisted in building the colonnades in bricks, which were then coated in plaster to resembles stone. A little over a year after the opening of the Basilica’s building site, the eclecticism of the first decade of the century will forever be replaced by Palladio’s architectural designs.

Giangiorgio Trissino dies in rome.