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While visiting Vicenza you can find Giovanni’s books and prints at: the shop of the Olympic Theatre, Palazzo Valmarana Braga (Palladian Routes) and the shop of Villa Valmarana “Ai Nani”, you may also ask him directly for a private viewing of his work in his studio!

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If you have any questions and requests concerning the usage of Giovanni’s work, or assignments, contact him directly via email.

“Inspired by a Renaissance master, Giovanni Giaconi creates exquisite architectural renderings for today…You don’t have to own a villa, whether it’s a castle or a town house, a country place, a city home, I can draw it.” will show you the unique and exclusive watercolors collection of the villas, palaces, churches and arches planned by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, Vincenzo Scamozzi and other commissioned watercolors from Italy and around the world. Drawn by Giovanni Giaconi, these drawings were hand made between 1988 and 2020.
Giovanni Giaconi is the author of “Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616)” published by dolp, Vicenza, February 2014, “Andrea Palladio acquarelli di Giovanni Giaconi” published by dolp, Vicenza March 2009, and “The Villas of Palladio” published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York October 2003. Over the last several years Giaconi has begun accepting commissions for house portraits, applying the same technique to other kind of buildings. Made with pencil, ink and watercolor, Giaconi’s renderings are exact in every detail and drawn precisely to scale, in the context of the tradition of architectural representations. The books by Giovanni Giaconi, are an outstanding gifts for serious lover of architecture, Italian culture, Palladio and Scamozzi.

You can see me working on some sketches, practice and have some fun on my youtube channel.

My sketch book on youtube

Born in Vicenza, Italy, Giovanni Giaconi’s approach to architecture began in 1985 while studying Architectural Renovation in Vicenza, Italy. He then refined his knowledge of planning and renovation as the assistant in the architectural firm of Flavio Albanese in Vicenza, and later in New York City. He worked in Manhattan for several years as project manager and designer on various architectural renovation projects.
Giovanni worked and traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, North and South America, he is also fluent in Italian, English, French, Greek… and is a skillful windsurfer.
These delicate pen and ink watercolor drawings presented on this site are the result of a painstaking process involving precise surveys and photography on the field in combination with a wealth of preparatory drawings (pencil on yellow trace paper). The outcome is a work that provides a detailed record of the present state conservation of the buildings. Giovanni’s page on imdb


Ritratti di Architettura: Palladio + Scamozzi
Sala dei Pegni, Palazzo del Monte, Contra’ del Monte, 13, Vicenza.
November 26 – December 4, 2022

Long Term Parking
Galla Caffè, Piazza Castello 2/A, Vicenza.
December 28, 2019 – January 27, 2020

Ritratti di Architettura: Palladio & Scamozzi
Sala dei Pegni, Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, Contra’ del Monte, 13, Vicenza.
December 7 – 16, 2018

Ritratti di Architettura: Palladio & Scamozzi
Galleria dell’Artistico, Via Carlo Alberto, 5 Treviso
November 9 – 21, 2018

Ritratti di Architettura: Palladio & Scamozzi
Ex Chiesetta di Sant’Antonio a Badoere di Morgano (TV) Italy, Piazza “La Rotonda”.
September 29 – October 14, 2018

Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616)
Exhibition and launch of the book
Galla Caffè, Corso Palladio 11, Vicenza – Italy
March 27 – April 10, 2014
32 Watercolors by Giovanni Giaconi

Virginia Center for Architecture
Italian dressing: Palladio and American Classicism
Richmond, Virginia USA
June 26 – October 5, 2008

The Villas of Palladio in Jakarta. Indonesia
Watercolors by Giovanni Giaconi
Organized by The Italian Institute of Culture in Jakarta
under the auspices of The Embassy of Italy
The National Gallery of Jakarta, October 16-25, 2003
Aksara Bookstore and Gallery, Jakarta, October 31- November 8, 2003

The Villas of Palladio
32 watercolors by Giovanni Giaconi
In collaboration with GallaForum: Launch of the book “The Villas of Palladio”
Villa Repeta, Campiglia dei Berici (Vicenza)
26-28 September 2003

Les 32 Villas de Andrea Palladio
The “Rotonde” – C.C.E. (Commission des Communautés Européennes). Bruxelles – Belgium. 15-26 April 2002.

Palladio. En arkitekturens klassiker. Educational section
ARKITEKTUR MUSEET. 18 March – 24 April 2000. Stockholm – Sweden.

Facciate 1999! Images of Architecture 18 September -10 October 1999.
Villa Thiene – Quinto Vicentino – Italy

Facciate. Images of Venetian architecture 1987-1998. 14-23 May 1998.
Gerald Bland Gallery, 1285 Madison Ave – NY, NY – USA

Facciate. Images of architecture 1987-1997. 30 November-23 December 1997.
Galleria Palladio, Via del G. Vecchio 10 – Roma – Italy

Facciate. Images of Venetian architecture 1987-1997. 12-28 September 1997.
Villa Marcello – Levada di Piombino Dese – Italy