In order to create the models of I "CAPITELLI" del Palladio® one has been inspired by the careful drawings contained in the "Four Books of Architecture", texts written by Palladio in the mature age. The idea and the projectual drawings are an elaboration of designer and painter Raffaello Peotta, while the five models have been carved by hand by the wood carver Marco Ziviani . They both live and work in Grancona, a town located in the beautiful contest of the "Colli Berici".

DORIC ORDER The Doric order is the oldest one: it spread from 8th century B.C. in Greece. With sober and massive shapes, it has a capital with simple lines, composed by "cuscino" (or "echino"), surmounted by a squared abacus. Villa Emo Fanzolo (TV) is the only Villa Palladiana in Doric style.

JONIC ORDER Developed from 6th century B.C. in the islands of Mare Egeo and in Asia Minore, the Jonic style has agile and smart shapes. The columns are more scaring, surmounted by a capital, sculpted with refined volutes, that remind the old hairstyles of Greek women. Villa Almerigo-Capra, known as La Rotonda (VI) has this style.

CORINZIAN ORDER The Corinthian order spread in Greece from 4th century B.C. and it derives from the city of Corinto. It′s a refined and decorative style, it presents a very elaborate capital, which reproduces the leaves of acanto: a tipical plant in Greece. The Corinthian capitals are present in the Teatro Olimpico (VI).

    From the wood models the stamps in alimentary silicone are proceed. I "CAPITELLI" del Palladio® are realized by hand, straining the two types of chocolate with the saccapoche. Two different types of chocolate are used, milk chocolate and white chocolate for giving more prominence to the model of the small sculpture and in order to imitate the clear and warm tonality of the Stone of Vicenza: material used in almost all the extraordinary Palladio's buildings and that is still today used and worked in the Vicenza workshops with great mastery and passion.